100 years ago nobody expected huge trucks and buses to dominate our roads. The downtown congestion problem is complicated and therefore tough decisions will have to be made. Building permits will have to be carefully monitored so that adequate parking is required when remodeling buildings and for new construction.
We can move the main public market, build a multilevel parking lot in its place, and expand the parking and facilities at the secondary markets. If a building burns down or is damaged, efforts need to be made to acquire that property for parking.
The big benefit is when you support parking for the local businesses this money will STAY in our city. When the customers with cars park at the malls and big businesses, filling their trunks with things to take home, those profits walk away from our city!
Buy local. Support your family owned merchants.