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Parking isn't the real issue downtown
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The issue of parking on the Square has surfaced again, this time in the form of a petition to look at adding four parking stalls, one on each side of the redesigned downtown streetscape.A petition, with 31 signatures from downtown business owners and employees, was submitted to the city last week. The petition asked the city to look at adding a parking stall on each side of the Square near the mid-block crosswalks in order to ensure more convenient parking for patrons of downtown businesses. It's not clear yet if such a move would even be allowed; the state regulates the amount of space required between crosswalks and parking stalls.