Airport lot parking fee
By Ty Walker
November 15, 2006
I feel the need to comment on the Boroughs ill-conceived plan
to charge for parking at the airport long-term lot. I see it
as yet another example of government charging a fee but providing
no better service.
I question whether people are really using the long-term lot
to car pool or catch the Borough Bus. Do they have facts to
back this up or is it just supposition?
I do agree that there may be some abandon vehicles parked in
the lot. The City has a similar problem with abandon vehicles
on its streets. Perhaps the City and Borough could work together
to solve this problem.
Because of my job, I know that a vehicle parked in the airport
long-term lot is more likely to be stolen, vandalized, or have
a theft occur from it, than being parked anyplace else on the
island. Don't believe me; ask any police officer. There is
at least one prominent City Official who could testify to this
fact. Because of the crime that surrounds the airport long-term
lot, I will not park my vehicle there.
If the Borough wants to start charging for parking at the airport
lot, how about giving us something in return. Pave the lot.
Fence the lot. Put in a surveillance system and a manned tollbooth.
I see a bevy of other problems with their idea as proposed, but
I'll let it go at this for now
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