Thursday, September 8, 2016
Only This City Council...
Downtown is only just now starting to blossom into something potentially really cool and this dumbass city council thinks charging people to park downtown is a good idea.
Take a look around at other parts of El Paso that have more and better, shopping and entertainment options. Show me the ones that charge to park there.
The answer is zero.
This shit is not only incredibility short-sighted, but it underscores the fact that this council would rather find a way to charge you for more shit rather than finding a cheaper way to operate.
I'm telling you, its a matter of time before they find a way to charge us to take a walk in a park that we already pay for.
Unless you're a dog. Then you get a free splash pad you don't have to pay to use.
The one that drove me the most crazy during the debate was the mayor. The mayor told someone who spoke during public comment that if people don't want to pay for parking that "the mall doesn't charge for parking".
Yeah, no shit. And way more people shop at the mall than downtown.
Leaser's a business owner. He doesn't charge people to park when they show up at his dealership. Why the hell would you be trying to draw people to your downtown and think that charging them to park there on a weekend is a good idea? I can understand charging when parking is at a premium, but downtown is a fucking ghost town during the day on weekends.
Way to go council, just when we think you can't get dumber than showing the alley behind the PI when you have an item about unpaved alleys, you never cease to amaze us.
Posted by The Lion Star at 7:00 AM