ceased at the end of September, but today, Mayor Kamal Johnson announced on his Facebook page that overnight parking on both sides of the street will be allowed on weekends--Friday to Saturday, Saturday to Sunday--until further notice. The announcement was followed by this advisory.
So why is mid-week parking penalized? Hudson needs anything it can to attract people all week long during the slow season. Do the meters generate that much money that turning away shoppers during the week merit? Another dumb and short sighted decision that reinforces Hudson as a weekend only destination. Good for the Warren Street shop owners who want to be open only on Saturday and Sunday, but what about everyone else (restaurants, lodging, etc.) who rely on customers the other days of the week? Guess those businesses don't matter. With the second wave of CoVid on the horizon it won't really matter.ReplyDelete
I don’t think you understand, this is not about meter parking on Warren, it’s about alternate side overnight parking on other streets.Delete
Why is Mayor Johnson making official City pronouncements on his personal Facebook page?ReplyDelete
It's also interesting to hear the Mayor and his friends on their WGXC show. Discussing city matters, referring to Kamal as "mayor." Most people won't find that odd and inappropriate, but I do.Delete
I just checked the parking rules on the City website. There is no information about this. So is it official? I understand getting the word out on his FB page for followers, but shouldn't there be an update announcement on the City's website for residents and visitors?ReplyDelete
If you cease having any expectations of actual management and work from elected officials you’ll find yourself less disturbed by their lack of thoughtful management and work. Peace.Delete
For those concerned about whether this information is posted to the city website, it was posted to the city website last week - prior to being posted on Facebook or Gossip blog. Since October 15, it's the first thing on the homepage: http://cityofhudson.org/. It's also the first thing on the Parking Bureau: http://cityofhudson.org/departments/parking_bureau/index.php. It's also posted to the parking regulations http://www.cityofhudson.org/residents/parking_regulations/index.php or you can do a search for something like "alternate side parking weekend" on the city website and it's in the search results. In an effort to have a larger reach, it's also posted to social media.ReplyDelete
when I saw this posted here and checked out the FB posting, I went immediately to the City website. It was subsequently posted, but I assure you that when I made my comment it was not on the City's website. The most recent notification was from the HPD at the beginning of the summer referencing the suspension of alternate side of the street for the summer months.