Letters to the Editor

No pay parking for Steveston

Editor:

The City of Richmond should not install parking meters in Steveston. I don’t like it, it won’t look nice, and people are going to park wherever anyway.

Since the lot on Chatham was made into a paid parking lot, hardly anyone parks there and now visitors park on residential streets. Unless the city is planning on metering all of Steveston, we will all be affected by meters being installed.

I live in Steveston and people parking on the residential roads doesn’t bother me. But what does bother me is the thought of paying to park when I want to stop in at my favourite coffee shop on my way home, which means I’m going to take my business elsewhere and others that I know feel the same way.

Moms who drop their kids off at school are not going to go into the village afterwards if they have to pay for parking. We pay enough in taxes and all the extras that government, at all levels, take from us. The Steveston Merchant Association is against this and my neighbours and I are also. So, leave our village alone.

Kim Worrall

Richmond

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