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The Truth about Downtown VRE Parking, by Van Peroy
ON SUNDAY, Oct. 30, The Free Lance-Star featured a story entitled "More parking sought for VRE." The gist of the story was that Lot "F" on Sophia Street would no longer be available as of
It is more than unfortunate that Mr. Roeber did not speak truthfully. The fact of the matter is that although we, as owners of Lot F, requested in writing on Oct. 15 that VRE cease utilizing Lot F effective Nov. 1, we were informed by VRE that they would hold us to a 60-day notice requirement in our month-to-month contract. Why VRE would then put out incorrect information about Lot F use terminating as of Nov. 1 is unclear.
I also wish to make clear that at no time did the issue of setting a new lease rate come up. Our request was based on the need for repairs, weather concerns, and our displeasure that, in spite of increased ridership, VRE would no longer even pay to stripe the lot after resurfacing as they had done in the past.