Ok maybe it does — and I say up front I know absolutely nothing about this contract or the consultant’s relationship with the city. However Here’s my problem.
A consulting firm – if you care who, go here to find out — has been hired by the city of Pismo Beach to determine if a parking structure should be built in the city. What do you think the odds are of the solution being
1. Raise on street parking fees
2. Remove parking requirements
3. Return the money made on the fees back to the area where it was collected.
A new parking structure. — Firms like the one mentioned in the article make their money building parking structures and by their nature, lean toward construction as a solution, just as a surgeon leans toward cutting. Its what they are trained to do.
I can almost guarantee you that Pismo will have a new $10MM parking structure in a couple of years.