An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
I WANT TO congratulate the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association for discovering, four years after it was scheduled, that a 25-cent-an-hour parking-rate increase wouldn’t be popular.
When increases were being considered back then, KCBIA general manager Gay Pooler said parking rates were, and I quote, “way too reasonable.” Based on that philosophy, the business group supported the schedule of increases.
The wisdom at the time was to jack up the rates to encourage people to park somewhere other than on Victoria Street.
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