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On the street: What do you think a fair fine for parking violations downtown would be?

Alice Craig, attorney, Baldwin City

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Bret Dillingham, consultant, Lawrence

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“I think it’s fair the way it is, especially if it’s someone else’s car.”

Cory Hall, engineer, Lawrence

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“I think $3 is pretty reasonable, and I think they should post signs of when you actually have to pay the meter because it’s not clear.”

Pam Hughey, retired, Lawrence

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“I think the $3 fine is probably fair. What I would like to see is if you could buy a yearly pass.”


Paul Silkiner

The one above opinion "are" brought to you by 2 local marketing firms: Never Been Out of Douglas County & locally owned.....27 square miles of denial.

Thanks AliceBretCoryPam

1 year, 11 months ago


Thomas Bryce Jr.

I know Lawrence is a small town that can't compare to the likes of, say, San Francisco. But, if you are in San Francisco, and the gourmet Sandwich shop you stopped in for lunch has lousy service and causes you to be late paying your parking meter, you will find a $50 ticket on your windshield. And, that is for the First offense.

1 year, 11 months ago


Richard Quinlan

ScottsdaleAz has free parking downtown. Lawrence makes its living off traffic enforcement. Came into to town the other afternoon , a police vehicle camped out every 3-4 blocks on 23rd.
Is this really necessary ?

1 year, 11 months ago


Steve Bradt

Agree with the comment regarding posting the times. Many meters either are missing the little placard with the meter hours or the windows are so foggy that you can't read them

1 year, 11 months ago


Terry Sexton

Buy the Masonic Temple building along with D & D Tires and put up another multi-level parking garage. Get rid of parking on Massachusetts Steet between 11th & 6th. Open it up to make it a pedestrian "square." Maybe you have a trolley down the middle, maybe not. Keep the parking lots along New Hampshire and Vermont streets. Configure access to Mass from 8th as well as 10th for emergency vehicles. Revenue would still be generated from the parking garages and the remaining lots. Show some vision, people.

1 year, 11 months ago


Bob Smith

Make the miscreants eat a tofu burger with a bug in it!

1 year, 11 months ago


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