six thinking hats

Essay by szsuperjingUniversity, Master'sF, October 2014

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Six Hats:


Generate ideas to encourage drives/ people to pay their parking fines

Explore ideas for the council to reduce parking fines debtors


Process might let citizen get frustrated

Some parking areas might be too expensive for citizen to afford

The policies might be not that strict to citizens

Parking inspectors show their arrogance to people sometimes

It might be easy to get nasty 'surprise' from someone is rude and do not like follow the legislation

It might be too hard for citizen to pay fines since the process systems are not that good

Maybe there are not enough car spaces

Maybe there are not enough off-street parking

They might think who would care the payment or not, it's sort of like none of anyone's business

Citizens might think its waste of money if just park at that period time and pay that high amount of money

It might be bad for business if they think the money is going to the business but not to the tax department or whatever

People would think don't pay fine are "criminals"


Population growing because of more car

Income from fees, fines charges increasing

Total debtors( all areas)

70% of debtors are parking related ($456,000 parking debts in 2012/13)

Parking debtors increased by 73% 2011/12-2012/13

Missing information

Car rego information to determine growth in cars

Number in parking bay available

Any areas or residents or demographics worse than others?

I obtained the following information from Ballarat City Council's Annual Report for 2012-2013 which is the latest available from their website. It seems 2013-2014 report hasn't been released yet.

• Income from 'Parking Fees, Fines and Charges went up from $4,429,000 in 2011-2012 to $4,929,000 in 2012-2013.

• In 2012-2013 $456,000 worth of parking fine debts were listed...