Pay-by-space parking arrives in Menlo Park Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm
The city's trial run of pay-by-space meters starts this week in Menlo Park, as part of a new range of options offering people the choice of dashing into a 15-minute spot for a quick errand, or parking up to nine hours at a time for a more leisurely day.
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Posted by Roland Kelly, a resident of the Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:04 am
When will the City Council finally realize that they are driving this city OUT OF business ? A stroll along Santa Cruz Ave and El Camino reveals many vacant premises, defunct businesses starved of customers and for what .. a few extra bucks legally extracted by overzealous Parking Enforcement (I am a Menlo Park resident 17+ years and have not received a ticket (yet) .. I follow the silly rules and keep an eye out for the meter maids..). The City Founders, fellow Irishmen Dennis Oliver and DC McGlynn would turn in their graves if they knew what is being done to their City. Menlo Park/Atherton is one of the wealthiest communities on the planet and yet we are subject to this pettiness ! Unbelievable ..
Roland Kelly , East Creek Dr
Originally, Dublin Ireland
PS. When the City failed to deal with my complaints re the unsightly weeds & dirt at Willow/Bay Shore I contacted Caltrans to improve it and the whole mess at the Hwy 101/Jct.404 Willow Rd W Exit .. Within 4 weeks the issue was resolved … Why cannot the Council do this ? (My e-mails to the Council were met with standard reply..)
PPS. Can we please have suitable signs 'Welcome to Menlo Park' placed at the City Limits and stop this wanton waste of our taxpayer dollars on parking meters.
Posted by Reader, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm
The lady who wrote the email won't do any better in downtown Palo Alto -- she'll find it's exactly the arrangement she's complaining about, of 2 hours maximum in any one area, with no return on the same day. It shouldn't be a surprise if you read the signs.
Perhaps, balancing things out, there's someone else complaining to PA about this and threatening to eat henceforth in Menlo Park?