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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 22, 2008
Re: Today's Letters: Feed yourself or feed the meter?
(Feb. 15 letter about the woes of feeding parking meters in Ybor)
I was in this same situation Thursday night, feeding the meter, only to find a ticket when I got there five minutes late. This is why I, and so many of my friends, rarely venture into Ybor and can't support the businesses struggling to survive.
A very well-stated case. Police often use parking tickets as "revenue," and they need to generate a certain amount each year. I think you should direct your questions to the mayor's office. I am sure Mayor Iorio would like to hear your concerns.
I always put more than I think I need, and instead of staying I leave when my time is up. It really hurts the businesses. It's a hassle.
I won't go to Ybor City at all! I can't carry that much change at one time. After 5 p.m., parking should be free! If the city needs more money, build more garages.
Here's my suggestion: Put more money in the meter so you don't have to interrupt your dinner!
If the meters weren't there, do you think that you would even be able to find a parking spot?
Re: Promise of peace is close by as life slowly slips away
(Feb. 15 guest column by Suzanne Cizek Moore)
Suzanne, you continue to amaze me! I'm so happy you finally got your story printed and even more proud you had the strength and courage to write it and see it through. You are without a doubt the most amazing woman I have ever met. You are my hero.
We - all who are waiting for death - need to start studying and exploring new treatments that doctors can't prescribe. We also need a Web site where we can carefully document it. If I die finding a cure, isn't it a best way to go?
This is a frank and heroic piece. It took bravery to write this and it takes bravery to read about Suzy, who has meant so much to our family since she was 6 years old. Suzy describes her life in increments of minutes and hours. Courage is her legacy.
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