Parking changes highlight Salt Lake City's $250M budget

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  • thunderbolt7 DUTCH JOHN, UT
    June 20, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    It's unsettling for a politician to have access to extra money. Watch out folks.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    June 20, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    here is the bottom line no cheap parking structures. or now on street. trax not an option if you are going to buy somthing, or many for example going to new stores that opened. i can go to a mall and park for freen and not pay 8 dollars to shop. just a amount if you eat and shop. so i will never go check out the new stores because the reasons i dont shop in salt lake are increaseing. they are more bike riding positive then cars anyway bicycles do what they want and never get tickets. but if you watch the news. more get hit every year then ever before because they have a we own the roads way of thinking.

  • govt rocks Salt Lake City, UT
    June 20, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    I appreciate how those who do not go downtown or live in SLC always seem to have the most negative to say about SLC.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2012 7:22 a.m.

    Thanks to commercial expansion into the suburbs I rarely neeed to go downtown anymore, and with the new parking changes I will choose to go even less frequently. I can't see how this is a revenue plus for Salt Lake; whatever they gain in parking revenue will be more than offset by the loss in sales tax from those of us who choose to avoid downtown for easier, cheaper alternatives.

    Sorry, Salt Lake, you just aren't the hub that you used to be. Next time, try attracting people instead of putting up the 'Stay off my lawn' signs.

  • 101Ways Taylorsville, UT
    June 20, 2012 4:53 a.m.

    Another reason for people not to go downtown. My first run in with these meters is that they are not user friendly and must cost tens of thousands of dollars per machines that is a waste compared to individual meters of the past. I can see why the city had to raise the parking costs on the streets to pay for the corruption and waste the city is spending on high end meters.

    The meters are LCD screens that you can't read in the day light and they aren't even marked for what it costs for the spot parking fee. They must have one $1.50/hr machine and 3,000 $2/hr machines. A subtle method of cheating people on parking meters by corporate SLC.

    FYI, I did not stay and left the downtown the way I found it, objectionable. Will it be another 15 years before I dare venture in to downtown again? Might even be longer. I think SLC it trying to discourage people from going downtown is my take and my conclusion to comply with their wishes. Times this by 2 million residents of the Wasatch valley floor.