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06/14/2013

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ONLY PART OF THE PROBLEM Popular with tourists, St. Armands nonetheless has its share of parking headaches. Photo by Norman Schimmel ISSUES SPECIFIC TO ST. ARMANDS — INCLUDING POTENTIAL PLACEMENT OF A GARAGE — ARE AMONG NUMEROUS PARKING MATTERS THE CITY OF SARASOTA IS TRYING TO RESOLVE By Stan Zimmerman City Editor As the St. Armands Business Improvement situations specific to the shopping center and District (BID) sweats its second election this offer some ideas on how to handle them. year to extend its term, it will be putting virSarasota Parking Manager Mark Lyons, who tually all of its remainalso attended the ing cash into a parking meeting, said data he feasibility study. One big gap is $500,000 in the already has received On Tuesday, June 11, parking fund, including garages and their maintenance. We have to begin from a citywide parkthe district board ining study indicates St. structed City of Sara- again looking at revenue enhancements Armands is not the sota Purchasing Di- and strategies. only area of the murector Mary Tucker to Tom Barwin Manager nicipality with parking seek a company with City of Sarasota the ability to look at problems.

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