|March 24, 2015 3:30 PM |
Mr. Klein said after looking into options for parking spaces for Legislators it does not appear there is any simple solution. He said one suggestion is to utilize spots adjacent to the Old Courthouse, however, due to the number of staff working in that building it was not met well. In discussing this issue with the Courts, they too are not willing to trade their spots adjacent to Dewitt Park, citing the reduction of parking spaces during the winter months due to snow piles. The District Attorney and County Clerk, both elected positions, are permitted to use the spots designated for Legislature use. Ms. Kiefer believes Judge Mulvey was agreeable to changing parking spaces at one time.
Mr. Shinagawa said regardless of where the spots are if they are not open for Legislator use, the problem is enforcement. The Committee was informed there were regular checks of the parking lot when the Court system had staff manning the downstairs handicap entrance to the Main Courthouse; however, due to budget cuts that position was eliminated.
Mr. Mareane also noted that when there are limited parking spots having six spots open all day and not used could cause discontent with staff.
It was decided to continue this conversation at a future meeting.