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‘They might get more tickets:’ Some concerned after passage of proposal to raise parking rates | FOX6 Now

“There’s going to be surge pricing, where you could be paying a lot more than what you’ve paid before. I voted against it. I’m strongly opposed to it,” said Alderman Tony Zielinski.

Alderman Zielinski, who is running for mayor, said he believes close to $2 million of additional revenue expected will be used to fund the streetcar in the future — and people will be caught off-guard.

“They’re going to be surprised. They’re going to be angry. They’re not going to know and they might get more tickets. I don’t think that’s right,” said Zielinski.

Any grumbling about parking will take a backseat to the roar of the crowd for some music fans.

“It wouldn’t prevent me from seeing something that I would enjoy going to,” said Janelle Hanson.

It’s unclear when surge pricing could start at this point. Installing the smart meters is a two- to three-year plan, but Water Street already has them.

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