Ah, the joys of public parking!

Ah, the joys of public parking!

Parking problems have eased a little over at EMU since student enrollment is down and so is the demand for parking permits. Fewer and fewer students are parking on the grass next to the water tower so our brood of teenage driving tattlers here at the tower can park closer to home.

A parking tattler at EMU tells the winged-warrior that Mayor Paul Schreiber and DDA Dictator Brian “I can’t stay late” Vosburg have a secret plan for parking downtown.

Vosburg has been complaining about the parking study that was done by local resident Kevin Hill saying they need a professional parking study.

Vosburg told our Eagle tatt he wanted parking meters in all the downtown lots including the EMU lot north of the bus terminal. Vosburg and the Mayor went on to say they need parking meter revenue so the DDA has more money for special projects.

Their plan is to model the parking revenue program after the multi-million dollar per year revenue cash cow in Ann Arbor. During the Monday morning public radio beg-a-thon on WEMU, in between breaks Schreiber and Ann Arbor DDA Director Susan Pollay were sharing tips about increasing parking revenue.

When they came out from the WEMU studios, The two cars next to Schreibers car had parking tickets, the mayor’s car did not. Apparently the parking officers recognized the Mayor’s golden Impala.