It never ceases to amaze me when elected officials find it necessary to hire outside companies to tell us we need additional parking, like we're now seeing in Berlin.
For me personally, it's studies like this that blow me away. You see, (in my opinion) it's a total waste, ($20,000.00) of taxpayer money. You either have a parking problem, OR YOU DON'T!
HOWEVER, let's take a look at the City of Salisbury and their lack thereof by your current Mayor. Should a parking study have taken place when you originally tell people you've got some 300,000 people coming to Salisbury for a Festival? Especially when you only have a total of 5,000 parking spaces, including the Shorebirds and Civic Center lots. Should a STUDY have been performed for the "shelter in place" for the Festival event?
All this being said, your Mayor continues to allow such major events and even a bike share program WITHOUT any consideration of taxpayer funds.
Are you OK with the $1,400,000.00 amphitheater now in Salisbury? After all, it was taxpayer money being spent. Are you OK with riverfront lots being sold for as little as $5,000.00 when the City paid as much as $200,000.00 for those same lots years earlier?
So the big question is, should municipalities do studies BEFORE major decisions are made, or not? In Berlin, it seems to be a no brainer, Berlin needs additional parking. Again, just my opinion. However, do you not think it's abusive when your Mayor, (Salisbury) just keeps blowing taxpayer money in what might be considered fraudulent?
This should get very interesting!