Warsaw Common Council members Cindy Dobbins and Mike Klondaris organized a public meeting to address the matter which was held last week. At Monday night’s common council meeting, Dobbins said although attendance was minimal, the discussion was good. “People enjoyed the opportunity to share their thoughts,” Dobbins reported.
The city has handed out parking surveys to all downtown businesses and is asking owners, managers and employees to complete them. The public is being asked to take the survey online. To date, Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said approximately 300 surveys had been completed.
One of the main concerns that came out of the meeting, noted Dobbins, was that people want to make downtown parking convenient and affordable.
The online survey asks people to note reasons why they utilize downtown parking, how often they frequent the city, if they prefer angled or parallel parking, if parking is ever a factor in their decision to shop downtown, and it asks for personal suggestions on how the city can improve the parking situation.
While the city has not given a formal deadline to complete the surveys, officials are asking that the public complete it as soon as possible. The information will be used and reviewed at another public meeting that will be scheduled in the near future.
Click HERE to complete the online survey.