Responsive Devices
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City Butler

Brad on Aug 09

Collect data on all city services supplied , by street and house/apartmentbldg/condo number. Aggregate to city block level or higher. Determine operating costs for that city block or higher unit. Add in equitable share of general costs enjoyed by that unit, eg parades, outdoor concerts free to citizens of the general area, approved depreciation costs/ enhancement needs of infrastructure in that location, municipal landscaping costs, sports arenas, splash parks, skating ovals proximity, etc. Use this as the main basis of municipal taxation for services rendered by area, city block served by the 'City Butler'. Update outdated data annually in conjunction with budget alproval process. Post on City website for transparency. Voilà, a Smart City tax butler.