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LETTER: Paid parking in Midland bad for business

Free parking would allow local businesses to better compete with big-box stores, reader says
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MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected]. Please include your daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). This letter is in response to a story published July 14, entitled 'Townsfolk win as Midland parking soap opera takes dramatic turn.'

C’mon, Midland: do the right thing! Ditch the pay-for-parking silliness now.

Consumers park for free in numerous lots at shopping malls across town, meaning it’s a liability to have a business downtown. Let’s help our shopkeepers, not hurt their chances to compete with “big box” retailers.

Muskoka got rid of paid parking some time ago and they’re flourishing.

Peter Jennings