Keep park­ing lots free

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Ed­i­tor: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble’s plan to im­pose park­ing fees on the city’s pub­lic lots will cre­ate a se­ri­ous prob­lem for those peo­ple who work in Up­town Kingston and other parts of the city.

There is very lim­ited park­ing as it is for daily 9-to-5 work­ers who are em­ployed in busi­nesses and non-profit agen­cies in the city. To con­vert free park­ing to fee-based park­ing for work­ers, many of whom are paid min­i­mum wage, may change their abil­ity to work from man­age­able to im­pos­si­ble.

In a time that our econ­omy is slowly re­build­ing and pre­vi­ously un­em­ployed peo­ple are re­turn­ing to work, adding to the city’s eco­nomic base, I urge the mayor to re­con­sider this pro­posal.

Vic­to­ria Read, West Shokan

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