Maybe you’ve negotiated the Times excruciating new website to read this story about a study for a new parking garage downtown. Maybe not. The website is difficult. Three agencies are talking about pitching in for the study, at a cost of only $60,000.
Let me point out the obvious: No parking lot study was ever commissioned that concluded that no parking lot was needed. The study is just a frivolous attempt to justify a foregone conclusion.
As alluded to in the Times, I predict that the surface parking lot in front of the new City Hall will be upgraded to a new multi-level parking garage.
I also predict that some of the parking lot structure will include city offices, to consolidate the far-flung departments displaced when the City destroyed the old City Hall.
Maybe we can save some money, and hire the same people who did the study for the new ballpark.