Have you seen the flyers? Two South Boston residents are proposing a resident parking pilot program at Excel High School (South Boston High). This program would allow for 60 parking spots be made available for $100 month for evening and weekend hours. The spaces would be basically raffled off in an annual lottery.
Currently, the Boston public schools in the neighborhood like the Perry, the Tynan and Excel High School extend the courtesy to the neighborhood to allow residents to park in the lots in the evening and weekends. Basically you can park during non-school hours. So why on earth would someone pay a public school to park there. This is a bad idea for many different reasons:
- We already pay taxes.
- What if you have a permit spot and then you see a parking spot in front of your house, you park there and then that spot in the lot is left vacant thus adding to our current parking crisis.
- What if someone is parked in my permit spot? Who do I call?
- Where is the $100 “donation” going to?
- Can people sublet the spots?
- Is the current “first come first serve” practice not working?
- This is not a proposal by The City of Boston. It’s just two residents leading the charge.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at Excel High School at 7pm. We would have to imagine that it will be a doozy.