Letter: Parking restrictions hurt businesses

January 11, 2019

I would like to second the opinion voiced by Wesley Paulson, executive director of Clear Space, regarding summer meter parking  in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 

Last summer we had tickets for a show at Clear Space, so we decided to have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants beforehand.  We parked near the theater. 

After dinner, I attempted to put more time on the meter but couldn’t due to meter restrictions, so I had to then search for a second parking space, in  a different zone, quite a distance from the theater. Because of the parking inconvenience, we decided that in the future we would forgo dinner downtown before a show. 

Government always seems to ignore or dismiss the law of unintended consequences, but parking restrictions do in fact hurt our local businesses.

Elsa Goldstein
Rehoboth Beach

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