A call at last week’s Oban, Lorn and Isles Area Committee for an independent inquiry was defeated by just one vote.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Chief Executive apologised unreservedly in a letter to both remote communities for a flawed parking-management exercise but campaigners want to hear it in person.
Lessons have been learned, says council boss.
Campaigners have crowfunded in readiness for this legal challenge which has now begun.
Argyll and Bute HSCP says Oban-based Lorn Medical Centre has been awarded the General Medical Services contract for the Mull and Iona Medical Group.
The crowdfunding page at crowdfunder.co.uk/island-parking-tax-fighting-fund will give all pledges made by July 29 at 1.12pm to the appeal.
The petition calls on parliament to island proof transport infrastructure by banning councils from charging people to park at island lifeline ferry ports such as Fionnphort.