Me and my friend are still struggling with Ammman Municipality in order to get the licence to start our new little project which I will hopefully talk about later in more details if we managed to get through with our application that is stuck now at the Municipality because they want us to pay for parking slots.
Obviously there is a rule that says food shops with a space more than 30 meters should provide parking slots for their customers, if they can’t, then they should pay the Municipality a fee for that matter.
The shop that we are about to rent is 25 meters in space, but it has another stair for storage that is about 25 meters as well, and which we don’t intend to use at this point.
So they decided that the total amount of space is 50 meters which exceeds the minimum amount of 30 meters that is allowed for not paying for parking slots.
I still can’t comprehend why in hell do they take fees for parking slots?! It would make sense if they are providing the citizens with free parking slots, but they are not. There is no single free parking slot in Amman that the Municipality provides us with, so why in the hell they are charging shops with this fee?!?!
And why should shops owner pay for parking slots while they don’t dictate the way their customers can reach them. Whether those customers comes by bus, car, walking , train, or even a plane, why would the shop owner provides a parking for the transportation method of his clients??
What is ironic that Municipality of Jabal Amman that is located on the Third Circle doesn’t provide any parking slot for people who has business with it. When ever we go, we find a hard time finding parking our cars. The other day my poor friend got a ticket for parking his car in the street at the back of the Municipality.