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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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fjcjr
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.

galloboys
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!

godzgemz
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?

robbump
October 12, 2013
2:15 p.m.

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I *DO* support night time parking fees!
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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.
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The whole idea of paid parking on STREETS is to allow frequent TURNOVER of the spaces, not as a fluctuating revenue generator.

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