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Parking Changes for Harbor?


Thursday, March 7, 2013
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Proposed changes to parking permits in the Santa Barbara Harbor have some live-aboard residents and boat-related businesspeople fearful for an overly onerous future, as they say that the 72-hour limits being discussed would make it more difficult to work in an already complicated area and cause problems for folks who wanted to go on extended sailing trips. Other people who work and recreate in the harbor, however, say that abuse of the annual permits leads to jam-packed lots throughout the year, thereby cutting down on their profits and access. The next meeting on this issue is on March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the harbor’s classroom, upstairs from the mail center.

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How about giving priority parking to annual permit holders rather than renting out the parking spots to City College students?
It's a HARBOR supposedly to serve the local RESIDENTS, not be overflow for City College, in my opinion.

greghuglin (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 7:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The majority of students are local residents. Better students than tourists.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 9:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

City College students can (and do) buy parking permits that are good on weekdays during the SBCC semesters. Those permits are not valid in the main harbor parking lot, but in the other two by Leadbetter.

As for those slipholders who want to go on extended sailing trips and not have to move their car every 72 hours, all they have to do is notify the Waterfront Department.

at_large (anonymous profile)
March 7, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It's issues like these that always make me want to wager on the over/under of common sense prevailing.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
March 8, 2013 at 11:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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