Southampton CC introduced permit parking for residents in areas where parking was an issue such as around the General Hospital. Each house could apply for two permits and then buy extra ones.
This was reduced to one permit before you had to buy further permits.
Now they want to charge £30 for every permit meaning if you want to park within a mile of the hospital you have to pay £30 even if you live there. I am writing with the original problem/solution/result triplet when they introduced the idea and need some more to explain the current situation. Please add your own triplets
The problem was that local residents couldn't park near their houses because of other people occupying the spaces.
The solution was to make the area permit parking only and give local residents permits.
The result was that residents could now park near their houses.
New one now they want to charge everyone
The problem is Southmpton Council is short of money and can't raise council taxes without central government noticing
The solution is Introduce charges for residents parking permits
The result is no benefit for the residents or other members of the public who still won't be able to park there