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Parking tickets deter visitors to waterfront

Great job, new Erie Basin Marina owner and City of Buffalo! I am done with you. I have visited the marina for over 40 years and have parked my car in the parking lot to enjoy the waterfront and restaurants.

My first visit this year was on June 28, and after a friendly wave hello from the guard, I parked as usual, only to come back to a $50 “parking without consent” ticket. Apparently the new owner doesn’t want you there after 10 p.m. It would have been nice to be told this by the guard.

Perhaps the city should close off the marina to boat owners only or, at the very least, use the $30 “beyond the posted time limit” option (I didn’t see such a sign) if it must punish visitors. I will enjoy the waterfront and spend my money elsewhere from now on.

Margie Cammarano

Grand Island