Like I said in my recent Salem Weekly column, the debates over how to handle parking in downtown Salem need to come to an end.
Battling via successive dueling petitions is no way to form a viable downtown parking policy. This bouncing back and forth is absurd: 2-hour limit…parking meters on the way… no parking meters; no limits… 3-hour limit.
All in less than a year.
Let's come up with some sensible parking policies after open and honest community discussion, then make them work.
You can do your part, if you live in or near Salem, by taking a short survey about downtown parking. Just click on this link to the Downtown Salem Parking Survey:
Salem Community Vision is urging people to express their views.
TAKE THE DOWNTOWN SALEM PARKING SURVEY TODAY!
Before the City Council rushes to adopt new rules for downtown parking, we need to hear from as many people as possible to inform their decisions. This survey will only take a few minutes of your time.
So far the City Council is basing their decisions on the opinions of a minority of downtown business owners. They need to hear from ALL the stakeholders, including ordinary citizens who frequent our downtown.
Please take the survey now. Share this message with your Salem Facebook friends and ask them to take the survey.