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Opinion

December 21, 2012

Parking tickets discourage Main Street shopping

This letter is to register my displeasure with the city of Oneonta for receiving a parking ticket during this holiday season. I received a $15 parking violation on Dec. 11. I was parked in the Westcott Lot (the former Sears parking lot). I put money in the meter, even though I thought parking was free during the holidays to promote downtown shopping. 

I was in Oneonta to do Christmas shopping and have lunch with a friend. I spent money for gifts on Main Street, and supported a local restaurant. You can imagine my surprise when both my friend and I had parking violations on our windshields. 

Apparently, Oneonta does not really want my downtown business. I guess I will be shopping online and in bigger cities where I won’t be penalized for parking.

So much for “Oneonta, Life Enjoyed”! Merry Christmas!

A. Dolores Gilbert

Morris

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