CITY OF KINGSTON
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
KINGSTON, NEW YORK 12401
SHAYNE R. GALLO Phone (845) 334-3902
MAYOR Fax (845) 334-3904
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 15 2015
KUBA PRESIDENT OFFERS CLARIFICATION ON METERED PARKING DECISION
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Inasmuch as the Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) appreciates City of Kingston’s Mayor Shayne R. Gallo issuing an Executive Order for suspension of metered parking in the Uptown Business District for the remainder of the year for holiday shopping, it was the consensus of the group that it would be best to require shoppers and visitors to “feed” parking meters during this time of year.
According to Jane Garrity, President of KUBA, “It was the decision earlier this year to not have metered parking suspended. Employees of the uptown businesses were using the spaces intended for shoppers and diners and thereby had a negative impact on the intent for metered parking suspension.” President Garrity added that KUBA can only speak on behalf of the Uptown KUBA members and this decision has no bearing on the other business districts in the City. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope shoppers and visitors will consider the uptown business district for their holiday gift purchases.”