Nobody Likes Parking Meters

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida has proposed longer enforcement hours on parking meters. Residents and business owners are none too happy about the change.
June 12, 2009, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The change would mean extending the end of the enforcement day from 6pm to 10pm. The city argues that this would standardize meters around town, but local business owners think it could hurt their bottom line.

"shop and restaurant owners are suspicious of the city's true intentions.

'This is not a town big enough to hold new crowds every few hours,' said Joe Moledo, manager of the Table restaurant and lounge on Central. 'All they are doing is scaring customers away. If you are drinking and having a good time, why would people go out and feed the meters every few hours?'"

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Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 in St. Petersburg Times
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