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June 22, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Parking in Seattle

Solution to parking consumers: Head to suburbs

So interesting to read that Seattle has bought more special equipment [“Click! Meter cheaters are busted,” page one, June 21] to discourage even more people from entering the city in cars by adding yet more obstacles to convenient parking.

Not too long ago we read [“Hey, Seattle: Where’s my car?” page one, June 8] of bait-and-switch tactics that involved selling parking permits to park until 4 p.m. and then towing cars at 3 p.m. Thanks to The Seattle Times for the continuing flow of information.

Now there will be fewer spots for outsiders in neighborhoods near rail stops.

Hey! We get the message. You guys enjoy your million-dollar tiny condos overlooking your moribund downtown-shopping district. We’ll head to Bellevue, Southcenter, Alderwood and other shopping centers to spend our money. At least there we can all conveniently come and go with plentiful free parking.

— Jack McClurg, Marysville

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