A RUDE AWAKENING FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN ONE SPOKANE
LAST WEEK, THE CITY INSTALLED PARKING METERS ON THE
STREET OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES.
AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, NEIGHBORS WEREN'T TOO HAPPY
THE METERS WERE JUST INSTALLED AROUND SEVERAL APARTMENT
COMPLEXES NEAR 8TH AND BERNARD -- CLOSE TO SACRED
ONE WOMAN WAS SO UPSET, SHE REACHED OUT TO KXLY4.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS WORKING FOR YOU.
SHE TOOK THOSE CONCERNS TO THE CITY, AND - FOUND OUT
WHAT'S GOING ON.
LAST WEEK -- NEIGHBORS NEAR SACRED HEART WOKE UP TO
CONSTRUCTION THEY WEREN'T EXPECTING TO HEAR.
A NEW BUILDING WASN'T GOING IN.
BUT PARKING METERS WERE.
RESIDENTS SAY IT CAME AS A COMPLETE SURPRISE.
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36 NEW NEIGHBORS HAVE MOVED IN.
JUST A FEW DAYS IN.
AND, THEY AREN'T VERY WELCOME.
you don't expect people to put up parking meters where
DAVID BIBB LIVES AT BRESLIN APARTMENTS - HE HAS FOR
PARKING WAS SIMPLE.
you just found a parking place and parked.
it's just parking
BUT- THIS MACHINE HAS CHANGED IT ALL.
i was very surprised because no one told us it was
going to happen
36 PARKING METERS -- PUT IN AROUND BIBB'S APARTMENT.
HE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE UPSET.
the situation was fine before they came and all they
did is try to come in here and make a couple of bucks
off the people who can least afford it
WE TOOK THESE CONCERNS TO THE CITY -- TO FIND OUT
WHY THESE METERS WERE INSTALLED OUTSIDE THE APARTMENTS.
THE CITY SAYS SOME SACRED HEART EMPLOYEES SPARKED
THE NEED FOR THE METERS.
it keeps the employees from sitting there all day
and then the residents have no where to park
BUT, WHY SHOULD RESIDENTS NOW HAVE TO EMPTY THEIR
POCKETS TO PARK?
THE CITY SAYS - THEY WON'T.
since we are moving into their area, for those folks,
it will be free - at least for the foreseeable future
THE CITY SAYS.
PARKING WILL BE FREE FOR APARTMENT RESIDENTS FOR THE
THEY CAN GET A PASS LIKE THIS TO PUT ON THEIR CARS
SO THEY WON'T BE TICKETED.
BUT EVEN STILL, BIBB DIDN'T LIKE BEING OUT OF LOOP
AND DOESN'T LIKE THESE NEW METERS.
HE'S BEEN WANTING TO MOVE AND NOW.
HE'S ACTING ON IT.
this just gave me more pressure, it made me get out
and look laughs
THE CITY SAYS THE PARKING PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE
TO THE RESIDENTS ON WEDNESDAY, AND - THAT METERS WON'T
BE ENFORCED UNTIL THEN.
AFTER A YEAR, THEY'LL EVAULATE AND DECIDE WHAT DO
BUT IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN THE AREA AND YOU PARK THERE,
YOU WILL NEED TO PAY.
KYLEE CRUZ, KXLY4 NEWS