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New meters?

Schenectady eyes new parking meters

Council panel backs proposal costing $130K

Jorge Zhinin of Schenectady, places money in a parking meter on Jay Street in Schenectady
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Jorge Zhinin of Schenectady, places money in a parking meter on Jay Street in Schenectady
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The City Council may spend $130,000 on 20 new parking meters, as well as $12,000 a year just to operate them. The meters would each cover 10 to 15 spaces. But Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo expressed deep reservations at Monday’s committee meeting. “I’m in support of the meters, but I also think it’s a big chunk to bite off,” she said, worrying that the city might not want to commit an additional $12,000 to next year’s ...

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June 4, 2013
7:53 a.m.

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It sounds like a better deal for the public as long as the rates don't increase and with that being said, how often have the meters had to be recalibrated due to changing rates, that was a ridiculous statement by Chris Wallin.

June 4, 2013
10:08 a.m.

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The TImes Union says this new system will in some cases quadruple the cost per hour to park. All of the 25¢ per hour meters on the affected blocks would go up to $1 an hour (for example, near the City Hall, Post Office, Library), as would the 50¢ per hour meters. And, prices could be raised for special events. Did any of our elected leaders talk about the desirability and effects of such large increases?

By the way, is Wallin really suggesting that people eating (and drinking) at Bombers drive to get to Aperitivo, which is only a few doors away across the street?