Thursday, June 24, 2010

Residents Offer Feedback on City’s Parking Modernization Opportunities

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Michael Huber was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting sponsored by City-County Councillor Robert Lutz this evening as constituents were given the opportunity to learn more about the City’s current plan to modernize parking in Downtown and Broad Ripple.

“We are well aware of the challenges our visitors, citizens and local employees face in using our current parking system,” said Huber. “Mayor Ballard believes that it is high time we invest in modernizing our parking infrastructure to provide a more user-friendly model that brings us into this new age of technology, all the while being responsible stewards of the taxpayers’ money.”

At tonight’s meeting at the Wayne Township Library Branch, Huber presented citizens with an overview of possible options for modernization, which could include the installation of new multispace meter technology, enhanced payment options and provide for greater parking availability for residents and visitors.

Councillor Lutz encouraged public input on the process and spoke to the impact that modernization could have on local businesses as well as visitors to the city.

“Our citizens, visitors and local businesses have the potential to benefit greatly from this plan,” said Lutz. “I encourage the public to learn more about what options are available and how improving the current system could help free up space for short-term parking as well as help boost business for Indianapolis.”

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