Westport councillor, Peter Flynn is calling for clarity on how GMA in the West Mayo Municipal District is to be halved next year, when revenue from car parking charges is up 45 percent this year.

The General Municipal Allocation (GMA) budget for the West Mayo Municipal District, has like the other Municipal Districts in the county, been halved for 2020, under Mayo County Councils budget plans for 2020.

GMA is funding allocated to voluntary and community groups.

According to the Fine Gael councillor, councillors who agreed last year to introduce on street car parking charges in Westport were promised by council management that the additional revenue brought in by on street car parking in the town would go towards additional GMA funding  - but that has not happened.

He told Midwest News today that the budget figures show that since on street car parking charges were introduced in Westport so far this year they have brought in 45,000 euro extra in car parking revenue, but at the same time council management want to reduce the GMA by 50 percent


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