LETTER – Confusion over Plaza Hotel lots adds to downtown parking woes

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Dear Mr Rothenburger, I read your article on the Kamloops parking survey, and was wondering if you might be interested in our recent problem with parking on Victoria Street.

My wife and I are seniors from Barriere and had to park in the Plaza Hotel parking lot a couple of weeks ago. We were issued a parking ticket, not because we didn’t pay for parking, but because we used the wrong meter, and didn’t display the ticket on our dash.

The ticket we got didn’t say that it had to be displayed. We have written to Precise Parklink, our MLA, and Coun. Deiter Dudy, including copies of the parking violation notice and the receipt we got for having paid for 1 hour’s parking.

The MLA’s office was no help, we haven’t heard back from Deiter yet and Precise Parklink’s response was that upon review the violation was issued correctly, pay up!

Apparently two companies issue parking for that lot on Victoria Street; my question is how are we supposed to know which one to use, it appears to be one lot, it is not divided we didn’t notice any signs explaining what we are supposed to do.

Are you aware of this sitution, apparently we are not the first victims of this. Regards,


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1 Comment on LETTER – Confusion over Plaza Hotel lots adds to downtown parking woes

  1. The idea of a unified parking protocol throughout Kamloops is not new and it would be a good thing to have for residents of all ages and visitors alike. Kamloops is still small enough for this idea to be brought to fruition.

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