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Fewer meter hassles would encourage more visits downtown, St. Petersburg mayoral candidates say



ST. PETERSBURG — Kathleen Ford wants to eliminate all parking meters downtown and significantly reduce parking fines.

Bill Foster wants to create an amnesty program for first-time parking violators and reduce meter enforcement hours.

St. Petersburg's two mayoral candidates say that downtown's increasingly empty storefronts demand a more flexible traffic plan.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:12pm]


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