July 9 To the Editor:

To date, the Foundry Place Garage has been a white elephant with a 25% usage during the winter and spring with most of those discounted monthly passes. Now the City is trying to keep it empty by offering free off site parking and a shuttle from spring to fall. Having ever higher priced street parking is a poor solution to paying for this money pit. There is a better solution. End all monthly passes at the Hanover Street garage except handicap ones. This will free up spaces where visitors to downtown will use them. Instead of paying for a shuttle to the church parking lot on Market Street provide a shuttle to the Foundry Place garage.

Walter Hamilton