Author Topic: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends  (Read 21641 times)

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 10:54:33 AM »
Here is what I sent:

I am writing to encourage you to vote against any new downtown parking policy that would enforce metered parking after 5 pm on weekdays and on the weekends.  This would devastate many downtown businesses, especially restaurants that are trying to bring life and new customers to downtown.  I am in law school, so I spend many weekends at the lovely new downtown library, often for up to 4 hours at a time.  Additionally, I wait tables at Chew.  It would be extremely inconvenient to have to move my car every hour when studying.  Additionally, it would discourage customers from eating at Chew, or many other downtown restaurants, if there was concern about a car being ticketed or towed.

Often, public officials talk an excellent game about downtown development, but their policies and voting record do not correspond.  Those of us who work and spend time downtown are the ones who end up paying the price.

Thank you,

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 11:07:54 AM »
I gotta tell you I really liked konstantconsumer's wording.  Can we use that as a form letter to send on to Peyton and everyone else on the city council?
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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 11:12:09 AM »
I am writing to encourage you to vote against any new downtown parking policy that would enforce metered parking after 5 pm on weekdays and on the weekends.  This would devastate many downtown businesses, especially restaurants that are trying to bring life and new customers to downtown.  I live downtown, so I spend many weekends at the lovely new downtown library, eat and shop downtown often for up to 4 hours at a time. It would be extremely inconvenient to have to move my car every hour when partaking of downtowns current offerrings.  Additionally, it would discourage customers from eating at many other downtown restaurants, if there was concern about a car being ticketed or towed.

Often, public officials talk an excellent game about downtown development, but their policies and voting record do not correspond.  Those of us who work, live, and spend time downtown are the ones who end up paying the price.

Thank you,



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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 11:17:12 AM »
you may add my name to the list.
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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 11:29:30 AM »
I can not get the city council link to work. I tried everything, inlcuding what was posted I don"t get it  >:(

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 11:37:22 AM »
How is Bob Carle proposing that his changes would benefit the people, business, building owners?  Does anyone have a link to his proposal so we can read it? 

If the proposal actually claims to do something good for downtown, perhaps we could recommend something just as good that doesn't alienate the few customers that spend time and money downtown?

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 11:44:24 AM »
it kicks it back as undeliverable, I may have to try a different email carrier

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2008, 12:26:53 PM »
City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends



Changes may again be coming to Downtown parking laws, but this time it could be the final nail in the coffin for the few remaining businesses. 

Full Article
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/content/view/892

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2008, 12:36:40 PM »
Why don't we offer them a compromise - all ticket proceeds will go towards light rail development, extending the Skyway further, and/or developing the S line.

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2008, 12:40:34 PM »
Why don't we offer them a compromise - all ticket proceeds will go towards light rail development, extending the Skyway further, and/or developing the S line.

That would be good except no one will be parking downtown at night anymore to give tickets to...
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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 12:54:11 PM »
If this is to go in effect, about how many people might it take to park downtown with the intent on receiving a parking ticket at night only to rip them up and throw them on the street in protest, to make a difference?

Or start a petition encouraging everyone who receives a ticket not to pay.

I guess I’m being overdramatic, sorry but I’m upset. This is very discouraging.
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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2008, 01:13:14 PM »
Absolute Lunacy.
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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2008, 01:23:34 PM »
What would it take to enact a de-consolidation?

Jax city council is WAY too powerful. If downtown wants to separate itself from the world, so be it - De-Consolidate!

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2008, 01:34:04 PM »
What is the position of JEDC and DVI on this issue? Shouldn't they be on top of something like this?

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Re: City wants to ticket on Nights and Weekends
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2008, 01:51:35 PM »
have we looked at the possible ADVANTAGES of operational meters at night?