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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and City Council members are engaged in a game of hot potato over the setting of rates for those new high-tech parking meters. That’s understandable since parking has always been a controversial subject in Schenectady, and no one wants to get blamed if taxpayers get hosed to the tune of $10 to park for an event at Proctors or, as reporter Kathleen Moore pointed out in Tuesday’s Gazette, even to stop ...

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October 13, 2013
8:17 a.m.

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At a time when old time retailers are closing up and down State St we don't need this. Stop revolving everything Downtown around a couple musicals at tax exempt Proctor's. Where is the promised 24/7 retail? Proctor's should start paying a fair share PILOT and this business killing parking scheme must be trashed.

October 14, 2013
2:38 p.m.

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Yes, let's stop those who go to Proctors from hogging a free parking space for the evening.
But NOT by this silly fluctuating parking fee system. Instead, put (and enforce) time limits on those coveted downtown on-street parking spaces.
Those NOT attending performances should still be able to make a stop at the sub shop, the pizza place, the taco place, or to get some cash from their ATM. That's the real purpose of metered parking; to created turn-around on limited numbers of parking spaces, not as extensions to (already over-prices) parking lots and garages.