Comments by robbump
Posted on October 14 at 2:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
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.
ONE HOUR PARKING, STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Posted on October 14 at 2:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Community service? In poor neighborhoods?
Posted on October 14 at 2:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"Sills said he represents 150 people whose lives were being ruined by the regulations"
I wonder how many lives were ruined by the 150 people that Sills represents?
Posted on October 12 at 3:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Marcia Sykes - there is but ONE PERSON who states that (without question) any budget that does not cover his beloved unaffordable healthcare program will be VETOED.
Is that person a Republican?
There is no question that the executive branch, the administrators, is selectiving closing those venues that will tick off (and even hurt) the greatest number of people, all to (hopefully) help its (his!) side of the impasse.
Yes, this VETERAN DOES KNOW the party singularly responsible for the closing.
BTW, this veteran has always been an independent, but has usually leaned liberal. But the left has become TOO liberal, and the "TOO" part of it started with Obama, who I did vote for in his first run. He has shown himself unworthy of additional support. I called those who said he'd turn this country socialist naysayers and wackos, but guess what? Their claims, while exaggerated where not that far off.
Posted on October 12 at 2:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
And why not shoot the messenger who correctly points out that there is little enforcement of the law?
Park in St Luke's Church parking lot someday and watch the number of drives who not only refuse to yield to peds at the two crosswalks on that block, but will pass a stopped bus like a bat out of Helena in a lane marked for TURNS, not passing. Since the bus stops (in either direction) just before the one crosswalk, it is not surprising that a pedestrian COULD be crossing the street (legally) at anytime, yet many of the drivers refuse to slow down. I have been cussed out by other drivers when I have stopped for pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Seems the only time it's really safe is when St Luke's is having services and station guards there --- but should guards be needed to legally cross a street?
Posted on October 12 at 2:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
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.
Posted on October 12 at 2:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Article reads: "She crossed in the area of a crosswalk and investigators were speaking with witnesses to confirm whether she was in the crosswalk at the time, police said"
Are we to believe that had she been walking 1 foot outside the painted lines that it would not be considered "in the crosswalk"?
As far as age, ability to drive, and road tests - computerized tests should be given to everyone yearly, and new roadtests upon renewing for all. Paid for by the applicant. What is the privilege of driving worth?
Posted on October 12 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
People will flock by the DOZENS daily to walk to Nowhere over the New Bridge.
Posted on October 12 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe the city should outsource the ticket WRITING as well as collections. A private company that has a financial motivation to issue and collect tickets will probably do a lot better and aggressive job of bringing in the income.
Posted on October 12 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So we already spent close to a quarter million to turn an empty lot into a CLEAN empty lot? Way to go, Metroplex --- like the (former) Liberty South parking lot (next to KFC in downtown Schenectady) that you sold for $1.
Mazzone should not get that space until he is ready to build on it. I've not read the article yet, but I see on here that he will be consolidating in Clifton Park. What a great "THANK YOU" to the area that helped him get started! "Thanks and bye bye Schenectady County, but Saratoga looks rosier to me!"