City Hall Hatas: Why Put Parking Meters on Hawthorne?

October 4, 2006


Commissioner Sam Adams has decided that in order to generate more money for the City of Portland, businesses should be saddled with another cost of doing business. That’s right. After the overhaul of the Hawthorne Bridge nearly put a few of the Hawthorne Boulevard businesses under, now Adams wants to put a premium on the customers of the businesses there by putting in parking meters. Sam has been attending another junket (in this case a Rail-Volution conference—I’m NOT making up that name–an Earl Blumenauer brainchild) and has been overwhelmed by the need for charging people to park on the street. See Commissioner Sam’s blog here. Eric the Great is attempting to snag Sam for the show this afternoon. Sam?

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