At the last Borough Council meeting it was announced that the Police Department has hired two part-time “Parking Enforcement” officers. Here we go again….
It is hard enough to attract people downtown to patronize businesses without adding over zealous parking police into the mix. Parking downtown is not for the faint of heart to begin with thanks to Mr. Hylton’s back-in diagonal parking.
Parking downtown should be FREE! Parking at the mall is free. Why do you think people go there instead? If we are trying to attract shoppers and restaurant patrons downtown this is an ass-backwards approach IMHO.
The small amount of money this generates, to cover the cost of two part-time people and a few thousand dollars into borough coffers, is a drop in the bucket compared to what customers will spend downtown on goods and services.
Bad idea. Boo hiss!