St. Louis: Mayor Slay's aggressive plan to keep cars safe downtown
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV)—St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay revealed an aggressive plan in reaction to the recent number of car break-ins in the downtown St. Louis area.
This new plan will change where people can park when visiting downtown St. Louis. The city will require all commercial parking lots to provide attendants and restrict access; this will take away some free parking.
The city said that it’s going after the lots that have a long history of car break-ins, to make sure they provide an attendant.
Mayor Slay is taking it a step further by ordering lots which charge people to park, to have better lighting, provide attendants and when not in use, have restricted access to the lot.
The message city hall is sending, if you own a commercial lot and charge people to park, you are responsible for what happens on that lot, this is part of the overall problem.
Some lot owners find these regulations and the new responsibility to be more of an unfair burden, especially if they do not charge people to park on their lot.
The new regulations will be issued next week, and would go into effect a month later.