Time to start cashing in on parking premium

Former Harrison Hot Springs councillor says parking shouldn't be free at beach

When are we going to make a positive decision on the installation of parking meters in The Village of Harrison Hot Springs?

“Enough is enough”.

Does The Chamber of Commerce run this Village or does The Mayor and Council?

Today (Sunday August  5th) I am witnessing the game of “parking space roulette” by a huge traffic flow of motorists who are jockeying for a prime view of Harrison Lake together with a very well developed and expensive fore-shore on Esplanade all for free.

Not a dime is being spent by our welcome visitors to the Village (other than at the local ice cream store) and they get to bring along their bags of out of town goodies and their barbeques (although the latter was not allowed in Block three).

Just think of the amount of potential parking meter revenue that is being lost to the Village simply because Council does not have a say and/or The C of C runs this Village.

As a bonus the local taxpayer gets to foot the bill for the beach cleanup after our welcome non-contributing guests have left town.

The time has come to install parking meters in this beautiful Village without further petitions, traffic counts, C of C surveys or immature input.

If you are happy with your property taxes continually rising each year, please ignore this letter.

Refer to the The City of White Rock’s parking meter initiative if you would like to be exposed to a real success story.

Bob Perry

Retired Village Councillor