Loves downtown, not parking meters
I love downtown and applaud the efforts of the city in the revitalization of the area. I may not agree with all aspects of the plan, but support downtown as a whole.
Our city government is making it hard for citizens to help with the support of local businesses. We can’t even go to dinner downtown without getting a parking violation. Who wants to go to dinner and have to check the meter constantly?
Secondly, how do we know that an event is happening, causing the meters to be in effect all night as opposed to only until 6 p.m.? My family and I went to dinner and received a ticket due to something happening at the stadium. At the end of the day my dinner cost an additional $99.00 in tickets for my wife, son and myself due to parking meter violations. We paid the meters up until 6 p.m., thinking we were good.
I may still go downtown, but most people would never return and that is just not good for the area. Pull the meters or at least have set hours without question.
– Bob Barnard, Fresno