The User Fee Economy Is Over

Photo by Charlotte May from Pexels
Photo by Charlotte May from Pexels

For decades now there has been a relentless effort to shoft the burden of paying for infrastructure and services by local government from a shared civic investment through taxes, to a user financed model by shifting the operational costs to fees collected by the people who use the services. The shift to funding local government services through user fees has finally been exposed for its main flaw by COVID-19. When all the users are…