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Parking Meter Revolt in Columbus

December 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments


Downtown business owners say Columbus Public Service Director Mark Kelsey misrepresented facts to members of Columbus City Council Monday night concerning the 50-percent parking meter rate increase that went into effect Nov. 30.

Downtown business owners are dubbing the controversy “Metergate.”

“His dishonesty is absolutely unacceptable. He should resign,” said Liz Lessner, a Downtown entrepreneur who owns restaurants Tip Top, Surly Girl, Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits and Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace.

Mayor’s spokesman Dan Williamson said Mike Coleman is “disappointed” that Downtown business owners have put out such a call.

“Director Kelsey has the mayor’s full confidence,” said Williamson. “He will continue to be the director of public service.”

This is all quite funny to me, as not only did the Columbus business community campaign heavily for Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman’s income tax increase, but now the same idiot voters who passed an tax increase onto people who don’t even live in Columbus get to feel some pain. HA HA

Government’s appetite for more revenue is insatiable.

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