There’s change in the wind…

There is change in the air. More change from your pocket into parking meters to pay for yet another parking garage.
Now the hard question: Why another parking garage in the first place? It would be the sixth in “downtown” Columbia. In fact, there are three parking garages on Cherry Street alone, with the others proposed, or currently on, Walnut Street.
Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting shed some light on the subject, as did talking with Tony St. Romaine, Columbia’s assistant city manager. Afterward, I needed a beer at Sycamore’s before returning to my Airstream penthouse on the 12th floor of the Walnut Street garage (the Hindman Autoplatz) to contemplate.
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About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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