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Snow zones and parking lines
By Patti Fay Hickox


July 07, 2011

First the Snow Zones signs went up and no one knew why? When I hear the snow plows on Grant St. I park at Main St. School parking. This summer the yellow lines at the end of the street (Grant @ Bawden) were extended 2 and 1 car lengths. So two of the best parking spots in the winter are gone. The white crosses in the road for regular resident parking were made smaller. So the big vehicle's bumpers are left over the new lines. Leaving less parking on my street.

When court is in session most juries park on the hill. This leaves less parking along Grant St. I see no purpose of these new lines except for the City of Ketchikan to make more money with parking tickets with the newly hired parking officer for the downtown area.

I would like to have parking closer to my building as I am 67 years old and packing groceries home is getting to be a hard chore. I thought we wanted to make it easier on our Seniors in Alaska.

I plan to say this to the City Council at Thursday night's meeting at 7:00 pm.

Patti Fay Hickox
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Long time resident of Ketchikan and parking of car on Grant St."

Received July 06, 2011 - Published July 07, 2011



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