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Old 01-29-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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Well, this will certainly enhance the business atmosphere during a recession.

State lawmakers take aim at free parking - latimes.com

Only in California. Nanny government at its worst. I pity my former coworkers if this one gets through.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Yes, because I want to ride the bus with a cart full of groceries.

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"If local governments want to entice people to shop or do business in a particular area, that is entirely their business. Not the state's," said Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach).
Pretty much sums it up
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There is rno such thing as free parking, it's really just subsidized parking.

Also if LA wants to use parking to help encourage other forms of transit and help decrease the cost of new housing then maybe they should get rid of their ridiculous minimum parking requirements.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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How many businesses are they going to sacrifice on the altar of global warming? One of my favorite restaurants happens to be in an area with limited street parking but luckily there's a city owned free lot one block over. Its already a bit of a drive for me and if I had to hunt for a meter on the street or pay $10 in that lot, you can bet that'll factor into my decision to go there or not. Never forget that liberals in government detest cars and single family homes and will do everything in their power to abolish both in this state.

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Old 01-29-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: California
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I can't see this going anywhere.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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I can't see this going anywhere.
In a state governed by the left and the far left, I sure can.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Lowenthal has managed to keep this alive? He introduced it last year.

He wants to apply the same parking choices and rules to all cities and counties in the state. He basically wants to treat Susanville and Bishop the same as San Francisco; treat San Luis Obispo County the same as Los Angeles County.

Some of the things in the bill that he wants cities and counties to do:
**Require companies to charge employees to park in the company parking lot. The charge would have to be equal to or exceed the cost of a transit pass.
**Parking in new condo/common interest developments would be sold separately from the unit itself.
**Residential and commercial leases would unbundle parking from the building or individual unit lease. If you need parking for your business you pay extra to the landlord, then hope customers of the guy next door who didn't lease parking don't use your spots.

I guess he wants every place in California to be urbanized like San Francisco or New York.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Bryte, CA
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All I can say about this is people really need to think about who they vote for.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: In Transition
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All I can say about this is people really need to think about who they vote for.
Good luck with that.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Never forget that liberals in government detest cars and single family homes and will do everything in their power to abolish both in this state.
Complete hogwash, back up your statement, oh, you can't, dang.
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