More than a month has passed since the Melbourne City Council considered in secret a report on the Horse and Carriage Street Trading at its November 27 Council Forum - A meeting without reports or written minutes.
Two week later the Council in the
middle of the night changed the signs that previously allowed the Horse a Carriages
to park in Swanston Street opposite the Town Hall between 7Pm to 11PM.
Council, having failed to consult with the Street Traders, this week
sent letters to permit holders informing them that parking opposite town
Hall was no longer available.
Robert Doyle before Christmas went on air and claimed that the Council's War on Horses issue was settled. - far from it.
City of Melbourne is facing an Equal Opportunity discrimination
complaint in VCAT having refused to grant a permit to one Horse and
Carriage operator who can not read or write. The Council refused him a
permit because his application was not complete.