Sunday, December 22, 2013

Parking Meters

Noticed that the city has not covered the downtown parking meters with "Merry Christmas" bas this year, offering downtown free parking during the weekdays to shoppers.

In past years, the city has covered the meters with the bags starting just after finals at SIUC and left them covered until shortly before spring classes started..  I don't know how much this helped to encourage customers to come shop in the downtown area, but it certainly didn't hurt.

Does make me wonder if, due to the fact that other city revenues are down, necessitating an increase in property taxes to cover pension liabilities,  the city decided it could not afford to forego the extra revenue generated by those people who park in the downtown area.

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