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By David Wylie


March 13, 2012
Tuesday PM

What has happened to the parking situation in Ketchikan's lower Centennial parking lot? You used to get a ticket or two if you didn't move in the two hour time limit and now it's starting to look like a junkyard.

We are lucky if a car gets a ticket once in a month after several daily phone calls to the parking enforcement. Has there been a change for this lot that I missed? Is someone getting paid to enforce the parking and not doing it, or is there no one to do it?

Parking enforcement has never said in a phone call that parking has changed or there is no one to do it. Now I do not know how many people work for the parking enforcement that hand out tickets but it does not seem to be enough. I mean the last I knew there were two people that went around to give out tickets. If there still are two people doing it, then what are they doing to miss this lot everyday?

One would think the two hour parking would be watched like a hawk to generate revenue for the department.

That new vehicle and salaries have to be covered some how or is the city just paying people for a title. If that's the case then we all need a city job.

David Wylie
Ketchikan, AK


Received March 08, 2012 - Published March 13, 2012



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