The Tagbilaran City government is open for negotiations with private investors who are willing to establish pay-parking facilities in the city’s downtown in a bid to lessen traffic congestion, said a City Hall official.
According to Tagbilaran City Administrator Edi Borja, the local government unit has been looking for vacant lots across the city which can be turned into parking areas.
Borja cited the City Square which has been leased out by the city government to the owners of Unitop as possible site for the carpark.
The establishment’s third floor has been considered by the city government as a viable pay-parking facility, Borja said.
City officials, in line with the proposal’s implementation, are already looking to negotiate with City Square’s lessee.
Borja admitted that the LGU is still brainstorming for measures that would address the city’s longstanding problem on traffic congestion.
Illegal parking along various streets in Tagbilaran including its main thoroughfares has been pinpointed as the cause of heavy traffic in the city.
Earlier, the City Traffic Management Bureau (CTMO) implemented the towing and clamping ordinance as part of a crackdown against parking violators.
The CTMO however continued to report consistent parking violators due to the lack of equipment to strictly enforce the ordinance throughout Bohol’s capital city. (Allen Doydora)