Open process behind pay parking proposal

No hidden agenda behind parking proposal, says Harrison Hot Springs mayor

The letter to the editor in the Observer newspaper “Enough of Pay Parking” by John Allen, needs clarification.

The issue had been studied and voted on by council. The suggest that there was not such resolution by council to pursue pay parking and that myself and Councillor Jackson were operating a personal scheme is totally untrue.

The regular council minutes of Oct. 1, 2012 reflect the report from Andre Isakov, manager of planning and community services. With a recommendation after interviewing six companies the council selected Go Park as the preferred proponent for pay parking services, and the staff held two open houses to engage both the residents and business community on pay parking service implementation. This was change by council to ‘viability.’

The adoption of the Oct. 15 meeting was passed unanimously by council on Nov. 5 in an open council meeting, which included the Oct. 1 recommendation.

Decisions are made by council. If you require the correct facts, come into the office. Our knowledgable staff can help you.

More staff time and money is wasted on unnecessary literature.

In January of 2013, a letter was sent to all residents with a questionnaire on pay parking. Open process. No hidden agenda.

Leo Facio

Mayor, Harrison Hot Springs

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