Gadfly’s questions: blowin’ in the wind? (90)

(90th in a series of posts on parking)

But Gadfly’s list of questions are — if you will pardon the move from Dylan to Shakespeare — are “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

For if the BPA progresses to construct the Polk Street Garage with a private loan as planned, City Council apparently has no say, has no oversight.

BPA does not need City Council approval for a private loan.

And does not need to answer such questions.

Though it would still be good to have the answers laid out.

Very good, in fact.

The only involvement for City Council is with the fixing of the parking fine structure.

And BPA does not need the money from a fine increase to build a garage.

A fine kettle of fish. (Anybody old enough to remember this one?)

So, what’s it all about, Alfie?

(Allusions abounding this morning!)

Gadfly supposes that unless there’s some legal hitch with building outside the CB district or with violation of some Sunshine Law, we will have a Polk Street Garage courtesy of the BPA.

PVW’s laudable budget-consciousness notwithstanding.

Or is Gadfly missing something?

One thought on “Gadfly’s questions: blowin’ in the wind? (90)

  1. Does the BPA actually have the legal authority to build a parking garage that is outside their mandate. Why would the city allow this? (Maybe it’s time to decertify BPA as a city agency.)

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