Citizen complaint of the day: Yeah, there's a shortage of public toilets in the North End, but this is ridiculous

Public toilet

A concerned citizen reports this toilet has been parked on Charter Street for several days now.

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    Where's the guy from

    Where's the guy from yesterday's parking-saver discussion? I was disappointed not to see any frothing insistence that the $50 excise tax he pays on his car every year entitles him to ownership of a parking space, and thus gives him free reign to leave a lightly-used toilet on the street until such time as he deigns to use it.

    $50 excise tax per year?

    $50 excise tax per year? Maybe on a moped. I wish I payed that per month...

    The city is set to get almost $2K in excise from me this year. And I don't even park on the street - pay for garage spot in my building.

    Complaining about the excise

    Complaining about the excise tax on your Bimmer isn't going to get you very far here, fella.

    For those not in the know, the City charges $25 per $1,000 of the list price of the vehicle, with a proscribed devaluation each year. This of course includes 10% off the first year, what a deal!

    Anyway, we can do math. You are whining.

    If you have a car that

    If you have a car that originally listed at $20,000, and it's 5 or more years old, the excise tax is $50.

    If you don't want to pay $2000 in excise, don't buy an $88,888 car.