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Schenectady Council vote set on parking fee plan

Rates up to $10 eyed for events

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It might soon cost a lot more to stop for a burrito during a Proctors musical. That 15-minute stop for takeout could cost up to $10, according to a new parking fee that the City Council will vote on Oct. 15. If it passes, the city could set a flat fee of up to $10 for every parking space near Proctors during events. Mayor Gary McCarthy said he likely wouldn’t implement that change for six ...

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October 8, 2013
11:59 a.m.

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This new fee is an excellent idea. It has taken years to get people to patronize downtown businesses, so it seems appropriate that now we should give them a reason to go elsewhere. Bravo! And, for the record, the parking garaage IS NOT always free - I paid $5 to park there to attend a graaduation in June.

October 8, 2013
1:43 p.m.

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Right on Mayor! (sarcastic) First hide the fact that people are getting attacked while attending events downtown and then announce you will now charge people a ridiculous amount for parking (on top of what they are spending on tickets, food etc) to come visit your city. Wonderful way to attract visitors. I think I will go somewhere else!

October 8, 2013
5:29 p.m.

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We get a special rate for jury work in the courthouse. $3 for the day. Free?

October 12, 2013
2:15 p.m.

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I *DO* support night time parking fees!
Not as the Mayor proposes, but I support CURRENT hourly fees coupled with a 1 hour limit. Too often, ALL the spaces are occupied by the same cars ALL NIGHT, making it almost impossible to quickly stop in Bombers, Nicos, Zen's or even Ken's for a quick bite or a take out order. Make those that want to see a show pay, but AT ONE OF THE LOTS, and not on city streets.
The whole idea of paid parking on STREETS is to allow frequent TURNOVER of the spaces, not as a fluctuating revenue generator.