Parking downtown

Resident concerned about the City of Vernon's handling of parking

Re: the Nov. 3 headline, “Parking under review.”

Perhaps the City of Vernon should look at the exorbitant fee increase for its downtown parking lots to discover the reason for the “significant drop in parking lot revenue.”

The 29th Avenue lot was always full when the cost was $35 per month.

Since the 70 per cent increase in April, the 29th Avenue lot is no longer full because many of us found a $60 fee too high and had to find a private source for parking.

Adding to this problem, the city is looking at setting time limits at the few free parking lots.

All this will do is drastically reduce the availability of reasonable parking for all downtown workers.

Cheryl Johnson

Vernon