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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ongoing parking problem

We don't really care about parking; let's get it straight. What we care about is a town board who spends its time talking about budgets, speed cushions, and grants a few licenses here and there instead of listening to the needs of its residents. We have received over 60 emails from people in Amherst who have nowhere to park their cars over night and into the day. They are single mothers who can't leave their four kids at home to move their cars all over the town in search of a space to park their cars; they are elderly renters who have trouble walking when it is slippery; they are people who work from 10:30 pm to 4 am and have nowhere to park their cars so they can sleep during the day. We at Amherst Life find this problematic. And the worst part is that it is a situation that can be solved in five minutes. Give the people free 24-hour parking in the town garage. Five minutes shows the town that the selectboard and town manager (Mr. Shaffer) actually care about it's less-affluent population.


  • At 5:07 PM , Blogger The Crew said...

    After considering one of our reader's comments, we have changed a part of this post that called the selectboard racist and classist. The most effective board member, Ms. Greeny, is a humanist in every sense, and we all applaud her tenacity.


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