From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
An influential coalition of downtown property owners–members include various developers like Kim Morque and Phillip Kuchma, Forstone Capital and People’s United Bank–has endorsed the controversial new parking meters.
The Downtown Special Services District, which works to make the neighborhood more “welcoming”, in a letter to city officials favored retaining the new technology, including the cameras used to catch and ticket people for not paying.
City Council members, swayed by claims from some downtown businesses and visitors that the automated meter enforcement is too aggressive and damaging the local economy, have suggested unplugging those cameras.
“The cameras are key to consistent enforcement,” Michael Moore, DSSD’s president, said in an interview Thursday.
Full story here.