LET’S BAN parking meters from downtown! Okay, now that I have your attention let me add, I’m serious.
Parking generates approximate $1.2 million in revenue for the City. Serious money indeed and might even cover the City’s payroll for 4 or possibly 5 days out of the year. But it is also a source of frustration for many and missed sales for downtown merchants
Besides you might be interested to know we wouldn’t be the first to abolish the long despised meter or the less than user-friendly Kamloops Parking Kiosk. Prince George decided it would be a step in the right direction and made it part in their downtown revitalization plans. In the process, they learned a few lessons, made some adjustments, did some fine tuning and in the end came up with a free parking system that works well.