The Seattle Times editorial board thinks a buck an hour increase in downtown parking meter rates is too much, to which I say: damn commies!
I mean, whatever happened to supply and demand? If the city leased out these spots to a private company, what do you think they’d be charging an hour? Buck fifty? Two bucks? Two-fifty? I don’t think so.
Even at $2.50 and hour, downtown parkers will drive around in circles looking for a street spot rather than paying two to four times that rate for a short term spot in a private lot. So quit your grousing and stop trying to force your decadent, free-parking, Plateau values on the rest of us.