Don Bauder 5:38 p.m., May 20
No Beach Parking Fees
Charging for parking at San Diego's beaches is not the top recommendation for finding additional revenues, Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin said during the June 15 Budget and Finance Committee meeting.
Tevlin was referring to a June 8 report that her office issued that placed beach and bay parking fees as the first recommendation for solving the city's deficit.
And while Tevlin stated the list wasn't in any particular order, councilmember Sherri Lightner said that she wants it removed.
"Number one; there is no way that I will support, ever, charging for parking at the beach."
Instead, committee members supported other recommendations such as implementing a four-day a week work schedule for city employees, and eliminating as many work vehicles as possible.
Councilmember Carl DeMaio also suggested finding alternatives for staffing the City's fire department, as well as scrapping plans for a new city hall.