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City to bring back officers to enforce parking

November 9, 2013

It’s been more than six years since parking meters and officers dedicated strictly to parking enforcement were eliminated by Marietta City Council, a move that resulted in the loss of a funding......

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Nov-09-13 6:43 AM

go to walmart kmart or lowes shop till you drop and no tickets wake up Marietta .

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Nov-09-13 7:32 AM

One reason I don't shop much downtown is parking..or lack of. I do find it interesting that I see several of the store owners parking almost directly in front of their stores repeatedly. Some how I don't see that they will be utilizing the paid spots.

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Nov-09-13 7:32 AM

It appears Marietta has a revenue problem, not a parking problem. Fixing the wrong problem will likely result in unintended consequences. If revitalization of downtown is a priority, making parking downtown more expensive will likely be counterproductive.

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Nov-09-13 8:15 AM

This is quite obvious. Remember...always follow the money. Our newly elected officials are going to re-enforce this necessary revenue source to divert funds away from park maintenance to pay for their new raises.

Any questions?

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Nov-09-13 8:26 AM

Mr. Hupp said, "....enforcement officers would not only patrol parking lots, but also on-street parking and could monitor handicapped parking space violations in the Walmart complex."

Why would the city monitor parking violations in the Walmart lot? If they do it there, why would they not monitor parking in all parking lots? Is Walmart subsidizing the parking fund?

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Nov-09-13 8:26 AM

It's all about money out of our pockets on this councils wild spending spree's and when they can't cover it they find others ways to get more of your money. You re-elected them and now it's time for you to pay the Ticket fine and for more unneeded services. The city will provide for us 2 part time offiers at the cost of $30.000 a year to take more of your money. What a deal what a steal. Good luck with that when your the one who get's the ticket.

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Nov-09-13 10:15 AM

I think this is a terrific idea. We only have to do this because people take advantage of the on street parking. The Courthouse employees are the worst offenders along with the people who actually work in the stores. I also thing that County employees who violate that parking law by using on street parking instead of the lots be fired.

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Nov-09-13 10:42 AM

We get what we vote for people. When will responsible people wake up and run for council? The clowns now on council think all money is free to them to spend. Examples are extensive renovation of city hall, relocation of council meeting chambers, the albatross amrory, etc. Adding a parking cop is just another money grab by special interest council members such as Noland and Mullens.

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Nov-09-13 10:52 AM

The clowncil, the clowncil, the clooooown-cil.

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Nov-09-13 11:37 AM

Tess said, why would you monitor? Oh, maybe because the handicap spots are abused the greatest at Walmart. Duh!

Tess, you are a bitter, bitter person with nothing better to do than knock civil servants with exception of the POTUS. Your head is permanently wedged in that dark void. May you wake up one day and have gratitude for their efforts. In my business, things cost money. That cost has risen steadily over the last 5 years. In order to survive, I have to raise my prices. It is economics 101. I'm glad that city officials recognize this and are attempting to offset rising costs that they face.

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Nov-09-13 12:27 PM

29 hours a week. 1 more hour would qualify them for Obamacare. I think thr union should step in here.

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Nov-09-13 2:01 PM

I would say in the next five years down town Marietta will be a empty of all stores.

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Nov-09-13 2:30 PM

I think, and I am not sure here, but the idea is that the parking limits are for the benefit of the local businesses. You have employees who park on the street for 8 hours a day, which blocks convenient parking for patrons. As far as the Walmart lot goes, I believe its the policing of the handicapped spots, which are regularly abused. As someone who has a disabled family member, I can tell you that it is extremely aggravating to see someone abuse those spots, and something needs to be done about it.

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Nov-09-13 2:53 PM

Most of the stores downtown are shops the tourist are attracted to or for holiday shopping...who honestly shops these knick knack stores??...I haven't shopped downtown since JC Penneys left, so I'm not worried about parking tickets or actually anything else that goes on stop shopping at the mall or even better yet the internet :)

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Nov-09-13 5:11 PM

What is wrong with you Devil's Advocate? You need to stop attacking me and the comments I make. Get a grip man!

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Nov-09-13 9:25 PM

Sorta looks like Marietta is slowly becoming a model of Athens.By the time they pay workmans comp,vehicle costs ect..i will be a break even/loss scenario

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Nov-09-13 10:36 PM

With all the tickets the city writes out to those parking in handicap spaces in advanced auto at midnite when they are closed I would have thought the funds would have been much higher

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Nov-10-13 12:16 AM

What denial of people in this town? As close as I can tell our city government is trying to find a solution to a problem that has been brought forth by business owners and citizens. If they can make it budget neutral, I say go for it. I am downtown all the time, and I would prefer to see this. Parking is impossible most of the day, perhaps getting those court employees to move their cars or use the city lots might do something.

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Nov-10-13 8:09 AM

Its a free country

I agree and stated my opinion of the shops downtown, if you don't like it that's your problem...I'll continue to shop where I want at the stores that offer what I'm looking for and couldn't care less if you approve or not...

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Nov-10-13 9:17 AM

i am not certain of the procedure for illegal handicapped parking in your area...but down here they will tow your *** in a heartbeat and rightly so. no tickets just a tow and a hefty fee to get your scoot out of impound. in addition private citizens can and do report the offending vehicle and voila here comes tommy tow-truck lickity-split and away you go. tessie, it is possible that the wal-mart shoppers may be of the disposition to abuse the handicapped spots more that at other places of business. i tend to believe that those that abuse the spaces would do so anywhere they go.

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Nov-10-13 9:17 AM

*** equates to rear-end.

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Nov-10-13 4:04 PM

What if WalMart did not exist and employed no one?

I shop at Walmart because I save money and that helps me to live better.

Seems corny but how does it help me to spend more money somewhere else?

Welfare payments to WalMart Employees are not Walmarts fault. It is the Gov't fault for setting the bar top low to collect benefits.

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Nov-10-13 5:54 PM

I remember when I had a minimum wage job. It was my incentive to get a higher paying job. I was not out blaming someone else.

Why is it always someone else's fault?

Better be nice to the Chinese. They lend Obama all the money he and the Dems want to spend.

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Nov-10-13 5:58 PM

It is becoming too easy to feed at the Gov't

trough and when you point that out you are deemed could hearted. Z I think one of the biggest problem we face in the USA is the rise of poitical correctness driven from the left.

If you say what you mean you are demonized.

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Nov-10-13 6:58 PM

Here is the problem with walmart.

They by their own actions have lead the way in shipping jobs overseas.

Maybe not the best paying jobs but jobs that are better than minimum wage.

Just so that the company can fatten its profit margin.

You see Walmart has the power to demand that manufacturers sell them their wares at a certain price otherwise walmart will not carry it.

And to meet that price what does a company have to do? Ship the job overseas where labor is significantly cheaper so that they can meet walmarts price demands and still make a profit of their own.

The stuff that is made for walmart specifically harbors another interesting tactic in getting those prices you covet low.

Walmart will place an order for goods with a chinese manufacturer..wait till the order is fulfilled and then turn around and demand the price be lower than originally specified. Noncompliance is met with Walmart not accepting the order at all and finding another producer for it

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