We knew this was coming.
With less than a week to go before the start of the World Figure Skating Championships, news is that Impark, which virtually controls downtown parking, will increase its rates.
And not only a little bit. It’s a huge jump.
The Free Press is reporting that the daily fee for Wednesday to Saturday will be $25, up from about the normal day-long rate of $7.50.
Impark leases the lots from property owners who want to make money from special events, a spokesperson says.
But special events will already increase rates for owners as more people will be parking. Is there really a need to jack up the prices so much?
I can see a bit of an increase but this is unreasonable.
And I don’t care what people in other cities pay.
The only figure we really need to look at is the $17.50 increase.
Is this enough to keep you from attending the world event?
Is this being too greedy?