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City can use excess parking funds for needs

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Letter to SC Sentinel, 12/09/2021 -

A letter writer’s assertion on Nov. 12, that it’s illegal to use excess parking revenue to support community needs is incorrect.

San Francisco, for example, underwrites city parks with excess parking revenue. Boulder offers a free bus pass to downtown employees with its excess revenue. Santa Cruz could do the same and support affordable housing with parking revenue....

— Valerie Girsh, Santa Cruz

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