City Hall considering private sector collaboration
November 7, 1999
CITY Hall is contemplating collaboration with the private sector to enhance its income.
Mayor Hamilton Green, in his weekly broadcast, said that the authority has identified the Luckhoo Swimming Pool and the wharves under its control, for possible collaboration.
He said the Council is awaiting project profiles which would allow for proceeding with tender arrangements.
This is expected to improve its financial position which Green pointed out is influenced by its narrow revenue base.
Deputy Mayor, Mr. Robert Williams, said recently that the Council may not be able to pay employees since its revenue collection was not as expected.
The situation has affected City Hall's critical services which include garbage collection and road repairs, he said.
Williams had said that the situation could be alleviated once government is able to pay outstanding rates which total more than $600M.
Other than this, City Hall also expects to boost its revenue collection with the introduction of new fines which are expected to take effect shortly.
Mayor Green had said the fines will come into place after he has had talks with the Chancellor to settle the details to ensure smooth implementation of the new fines.
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