Corpus Christi intends to use their money to revitalize their downtown… uh, what does Laredo do with theirs??
What still bothers me is why the city doesn’t consider resident permits for those who actually live downtown and have to park in front of their house and still pay?? What is worse is that I still have parking meters that block the sidewalks at my house and still violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Even with my handicapped tag and the parking enforcement guys seeing me struggle during the months I used a walker, I have still gotten tickets that the city of Laredo’s parking division has told me at least 4 times that would be taken care of. Maybe that is why the city rakes in so much cash – they give tickets without merit. Maybe they are taking cues from AT&T and their extra charges – ha! Again, this past week I received a bill and again I will take it to the parking division to have them tell me again that they removed the ticket. Are they lazy or incompetent? Sigh.
But I am getting away from my point – what does Laredo do with what Corpus Christi considers high revenue for downtown parking meters?? Maybe some of that money should go to speed up the ADA compliance requirement for sidewalk access in the downtown areas that I had blogged about before. If it’s in the city’s plan… hijo’e’su, it’s extremely slow progress.