“Perception is becoming reality. People believe there is no parking. But you just have to take a look around. There is.”
“There is plenty of parking downtown,” said Kenneth Fiola, the city’s parking czar. “We have been keeping an eye on this for months now.
The city’s position, Fiola said, is that it is reasonable to expect people to walk a quarter mile, about two blocks, to get to court.
“I’ve been keeping an active eye on the on-street and active parking around the courthouse,” he said. “There is plenty of it.
“I know no one wants to hear this, but this will sort itself out. There is enough parking. This isn’t a severe problem.”