You could have bet on the council making the decision to shorten allowed parking time in parts of downtown and charging for extended parking in other areas. This when business is down and retailers are struggling.
The funniest part of this decision is that they paid a consultant to come up with this plan.
When commerce is difficult, you try to stimulate the business community, not make it more difficult. This decision comes right out of last year's "stimulus package," only my guess is that it does much more damage to Menlo Park's local business community.
Pat White, Fremont Street, Menlo Park