The County in which Ft. Meyers, FL is going to build a $71,000 per space garage in downtown Ft. Meyers to help alleviate the parking problems around the county buildings. The city on the other hand, sees this as increasing traffic and is charging the county $4 million in road use fees (to repair the streets because of the increase in traffic).
The county rightly argues that the new facility will take cars OFF the streets because folks won’t be cruising around for on street spaces. Of course all that’s contingent on whether or not the city will raise on street rates to be above the rates charged in the structure.
Ah, yes, government, working together for the benefit of all.