Shopping downer: a parking ticket

By From page A6 | December 04, 2013

The city of Davis was promoting shopping at small businesses on Saturday, which helps our community instead of going to the big-box stores. Perhaps the city should rethink about giving out parking tickets for those of us who were shopping that day. I would have preferred not to spend $43 for a parking ticket; no wonder people don’t like to shop or eat in downtown.

A friend from Dixon came to lunch one day and was parked for two hours and five minutes and got a ticket; she will never eat downtown again. Parking at all the malls in town and restaurants on the outskirts are a much better choice with no time limits.

It might be a good idea to rethink the image of downtown, and if they decide to making parking for an hour only, it will be a dead downtown. I’ve lived here since 1969 and consider this a wonderful place to live and the schools are great, but you’re not making it easy to shop!

Kay Resler

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