Gov. pack road still only option for central terminal; standardized parking fees sought

BAGUIO CITY – Gov. Pack Road remains to be the city's only option for a central terminal for public utility vehicles.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday said the city's hope to acquire a portion of the Bureau of Animal Industry lot at Green Valley here for a south-bound bus terminal remained dim as the site has been issued a title in favor of a private person.

The city has been asking the national government through the Dept. of Agriculture to release said portion of the BAI reservation to the city for its bus terminal plan.

"As it turned out, it will be nil for us to pursue the release of the area and as it is, there is no other area that can be developed into a central terminal but Gov. Pack Road," the mayor said.

The mayor also during the department heads' meeting, urged the city council to adopt an ordinance setting a schedule of fees for off-street parking in the city.

"We need a comprehensive ordinance setting rates for off-street parking to cover all parking areas in our city," the mayor said.

He said that at present, the fees imposed by the city government in its parking areas are all based on the rates contained in the memoranda of agreement signed for the use of said facilities particularly at the Governor Pack Road, the slaughterhouse compound along Magsaysay Avenue and the vacant lot beside the Baguio Convention Center.

"Ultimately, we need an ordinance to standardize the charges," the mayor said. – A Refuerzo

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