Objects to parking meters

To the editor:

This is in response to “Parking meters killed business.”

I agree 100 percent.

Years ago, I purchased new furniture and enjoyed customer appreciation lunches at McGregors. We loved McGregors selection, staff and excellent quality.

As far as buying furniture after 5 p.m., I can’t imagine getting off work at 5 p.m., rushing to decide on a purchase, because the store closes at 6 p.m.

An elderly relative said she put money in the meter but got a ticket. I suppose younger people understand the operation.

I choose not to go downtown because of the meters.

Was the parking study done online? I don’t have a smartphone or a computer.

I believe many feel the same way I do, but will not take the effort to write to the editor.

If it generates $150, but costs $100, it seems like a no-win situation.

I lived in a town of 5,000 people. No parking meters, the downtown was booming.

I too, am sad for your loss.

Most people can’t afford parking tickets. It is a pain to worry about parking expiring when you’re trying to shop.

How generous and kind of McGregors to pay customers’ tickets, not very profitable,

A Redman

Fort Dodge