Info needed before paid-parking meeting

Clarkston City Council put on hold a proposed joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Parking Committee about charging to park in city-owned lots.
“My personal opinion is it’s premature to do that until we get the results of the parking study,” said Council member Michael Sabol at the July 25 meeting.
City Manager Carol Eberhardt said she didn’t know when the parking study by the Traffic Improvement Association (TIA), which was commissioned last spring, would be completed.
The TIA representatives wanted to include Concerts in the Park crowds in the study, especially the Magic Bus show July 15, Eberhardt said.
Council member David Marsh said he called the TIA and was assured the studies are taking place. Council member Al Avery agreed the joint meeting was premature.
“I’m not sure what we would discuss – we don’t know the facts, figures, or costs,” Avery said. “I don’t see where it would be fruitful if we don’t have the data.”
They will meet as soon as the information is available, said Mayor Joe Luginski.
“It has been a while,” Luginski said. “Get the data back as soon as possible.”
– Phil Custodio