Jean Byrne says any kind of revenue generating parking will drive away spenders. Don’t forget the merchants that take up spaces on Lighthouse all day – Victorian Corner, Hazaras and the like.
At least this one leaves the spaces for the customers and parks in the front of the bank.
Mr. Becklenberg said there are a number of options on parking revenue as the staff looks broadly at parking in Pacific Grove. He said they would be meeting with the business community and merchants in the near future.
committee member Jeanne Byrne said, “Pay station systems are not effective and they are a detriment to people shopping.”
chairman Tom McMahon said the difficult issue before the committee was to figure out how best to construct a survey of the business community and solicit their thoughts concerning paid parking.
Mayor Garcia said pay station parking should only be considered at the large parking lots in the community.