Paid Parking Would Hurt Downtown
Last updated 11/20/2019 at 3:38pm
I recently read about the Brevard City Council contemplating adding parking fees to the now free city parking. In my opinion, the fees generated by metered parking would dampen the vibrant downtown. The money generated by metered parking is a bit misleading as there is an initial outlay of costs incurred by purchasing the necessary equipment (meters, signage and collection logistics).
I am not a resident of Brevard, but, I often visit from south Florida and I can only compare what’s taken place over the years in my small city of Fort Myers, Fla. Initially, the metered funds were collect...