So, the city still hasn't figured out the whole to-boot-or-not-to-boot parking-lot problem -- but, look, it's only been an issue since January, and, well, what do you expect? If nothing else, the briefing docs get thicker and thicker -- here's the 50-page package prepared for this week's Economic Development Committee meeting.
That said, the Save Deep Ellum coalition -- who this affects plenty, as evidenced by the warning signs taped up in every eatery's window last weekend -- just sent word of rally planned at Dallas City Hall for next Wednesday
from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m at 1 p.m.
The long and short of it is: The parking companies want to be able to boot without having to provide electronically generated receipts, claiming the machines are too expensive for the smaller lots. To which business owners and residents say: No effing way. Says today's call to arms, in which their point is made far more eloquently than it is here: "The parking companies have hired a high priced lobbyist in order to get their way." Which is why the Save Deep Ellum'ites have fnally decided to get in the parking companies' way.
Update: The official flier for the event can be found here.
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