Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Free Parking at Power & Light District?

I learned yesterday that the $2 fee for parking at the city-built Power & Light District garage is optional. As I was waiting for the gate-machine to process my card, a car in the lane next to mine escaped for free by tailgating the car in front of it through the gate.

2 for the price of 1 parking! Who knew?

Of course, I was aghast at the thievery of my fellow Kansas Citian, and I'm mentioning it here out of anger, not admiration. I would never encourage people to do something illegal and mildly dangerous. That would be wrong, and there has been enough wrong about the Power & Light District without common citizens getting in on the action.

How dare a citizen of this city take advantage of a flaw in the system to save him or herself a couple bucks? That would be almost as bad as the Cordish company reneging on its plan to allow Kansas Citians to park for free in the garage they built for Cordish.

In a way, though, the clever toll-dodger should not feel too fortunate. In fact, that parking spot cost around $10 - every man, woman and child's share of the $4 million we taxpayers are going to get stuck with because Cordish has failed to live up to its promises.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Kendrick "Blonde Bimbo" Blackwood taken a position on this issue yet?

11/19/2008 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Stop Spreading Lies said...

Kendrick is not a blonde bimbo.

11/19/2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger Snackie Onassis said...

I get out of paying for parking in that garage about half of the times I go down there. If you head down there for happy hour and get in before they make the switch from auto-tickets to the guy who just takes your two dollars, you can just drive right out because they leave the gates up at night.

In the summer, they seem to make this switch all of the time. In the winter you need to time your visits with events.

11/19/2008 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Brent said...

Out of curiosity, who is responsible for fixing the whole Cordish delivering over a year late on their committment (and aren't they contractually obligated to be done by the end of this year, which won't happen either).

Who's responsible for making that happen? And why aren't more people up in arms about it?

11/19/2008 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Kingsfield said...

Unfortunately, the contracts negotiated by Barnes and Cauthen were give-aways, and Cordish cannot be touched.

We're screwed.

11/19/2008 7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cordish company is why I don't believe in capitalism.

11/20/2008 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just hit the button over and over next to where you put in your ticket and tell them it's not working and they'll probably lift the gate up for you for free.

12/03/2008 10:59 PM  

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