Letters to the Editor

Public parking needs

The Miami Parking Authority sale of the Coconut Grove parking garage to a local developer makes my blood boil (City agency’s sale of Coconut Grove public parking garage to developer raises hackles, Oct. 13).

Think about this: With seemingly unethical and wholesale disregard for public parking needs, the Miami Parking Authority has sold this garage to a condo developer who will probably end up converting it to private parking for his condo project across the street.

I understand there is no formal attendant agreement to obligate the developer to maintain public interest. The responsible parties within the Parking Authority should be severely dealt with for this fiasco, and this travesty should be reversed. The threat of eminent domain, in this case, could be used to annul this egregious mistake.

James Martindale,

Miami

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