While everyone was glued to their TV sets or the Internet on Election Day, about 200 residents came out to voice both their opposition and support to a proposed parking ordinance. Nearly 40 people said they did not want the permit, and about 20 people spoke in favor of it. And you know what? The council listened.
On a 4-0 vote, the council decided not to pursue the parking permits.
Major points made against the permit were:
-tough economic times, and residents can’t afford it
-the ordinance doesn’t answer the larger issue of other code enforcement problems that currently are ignored
-it should be taken to the voters
-violation of property rights
-the city did a poor job of informing residents about the topic, and some wondered why of all nights it was on Election Night
Major points made for the permits were:
-easier access for fire and police
-streets are too narrow
-this will cut back on early morning parties
Are you happy with the results?