Datsuyama

Datsuyama

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286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 0 replies · +2 points

Come on... I *believe* there are about 1000 spaces down there, I think that's what I've heard but I am not certain. Do you really think there are not 1000 driving employess down there? I think there are many more than that. And those employees... they seem to be doing fine Monday through Saturday, I'm sure they'll figure out a way to deal with Sunday as well.

Businesses get that leisure dollar by having traffic in their stores. They need the volume, they need the turnover. They'll get more business and hire more employees thereby helping, not hurting the economy.

Guess we'll have to wait a while to see who's right in this matter. If a few months from now, the business owners are crying for the city to reverse itself then you were right. I'm thinking we'll hear how much better they are doing on Sundays. Time will tell.

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Rabid bat warning from... · 0 replies · +2 points

Fortunate indeed! We had a bat that was sleeping on our walkway for a few days - it would be there in the morning and would leave at night but return the next day... It was strange... eventually, he died, I'm sure he was sick, it's jut not normal for them to be out in the open like that. My girlfriend poked it with a stick (seriously, she did... just like a kid would!) After she did that I read up on them a bit and told her not to mess with it again! One of the scary things is they can sometimes bite you and their teeth are so small and sharp that you may not even feel the bite! So be thankful for sure that the kids didn't get one of those unfelt bites!!

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 2 replies · +4 points

That is the first thing you've said that makes sense to me. I do agree that the weekends are a bit different with the business vs. leisure deal.

However, how do businesses get that leisure dollar if people have no place to park their cars? Right now, there are few spots available on Sunday simply because the workers are parking thier cars there all day long, thereby not allowing the leisure people to have access to parking.

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 1 reply · +5 points

Why must you stoop to insulting people's intelligence when their veiwpoint does not parallel yours?

Guess we'll soon see how poorly the waterfront is doing on Sundays when the business owners cry for the city to repeal the limit. Currently it is hard to arrive there but it's certainly not hard to stay there. You can pay for parking at a private lot should you so choose.

Disneyland charges around $100 to enter their theme park... you'd think the parking would be free. Nope, shell out another 15 bucks. And, I think they've got the whole "attracting people to recreational areas" thing figured out pretty dang well.

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 0 replies · +1 points

I do like your 4 hour limit better than 2... the only thing I see that might make that not very effective is the same employees that are using the spaces all day will still to so - they'll only need to sneak off once in the work day to move their car to another spot...

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 4 replies · +5 points

It has nothing to do with PAYING, it's a TIME limit. If there were no time limits anywhere in the city (going along with your thinking) nobody would have any place to park. Period. All the spots would be taken up by folks who abandon their cars or leave them at the ferry dock areas, etc...

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 0 replies · +3 points

Orca is likely talking about private lots, we didn't pay for those with our tax dollars.

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 5 replies · +5 points

I'm sorry... I guess I just don't get it... seems to me like it's working just fine Monday through Saturday. But, what do I know...?

286 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Say goodbye to free, u... · 18 replies · +6 points

seattlekc - The idea is to ALLOW people like yourself to spend time (and of course money) down there. Right now, all the employees of the shops park there all day, thus preventing those spots from being able to be used by customers. It seems to work pretty good for everyone the other 6 days of the week, what's the big deal?

One day in the not-too-distant future, Seattle will likely start charging on Sundays too... and all pay spots will be 8am-8pm, like Vancouver BC... then, you'll be right to complain!

287 weeks ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Seattle men busted at ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Ah... I see. Didn't realize the distinction was inside the candy itself vs inside *with the candy. And too bad no more toys in the Cracker Jacks... bummer.