Ferndale Patch welcomes letters to the editor.
The following was submitted by Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter.
Friends & Neighbors,
Please know that we at the city have heard your comments, complaints and suggestions (and yes, compliments) on the new parking sytem. I value your input and respect how frustrating this has been for many of us. We knew when the DDA proposed the system it would require an adjustment period, but frankly the amount of issues has been surprising.
Please also know that: 1) we're committed to getting this right, and we will evaluate all aspects of the system - mechanical, safety, and rates - to make sure we do; 2) we didn't approve this system to be like Birmingham, or anybody else (I'm proud to be 'Ferndale Normal!'), we did it to increase the pay options for customers and hopefully, someday expand parking capacity, too.
Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned.
Dave Coulter, Mayor