Council President Aponte:
"If we can find ways to move people around in our city without additional parking, we should look at that."
Catch the full interview here. The key part comes up around 4:19.
It's my hope that Council President Aponte will strongly consider a parking tax as a way of dealing with the surface parking problem, rather than any subsidy to parking garages as has been the case in the past. A parking tax will make surface parking unviable, and then people will make decisions about how to supply parking (or not supply it). The plan will raise money for our city that can be repurposed to lower taxes for all other properties in the city.