I find it hard to believe the mayor and staff cannot figure out why there is a $1.5 million shortfall in revenue from parking meters ("SLC mayor: Parking kiosks not to blame for revenue loss," Tribune, March 3). Based on the current system, I assumed their goal was to stop people from driving to downtown Salt Lake City. If keeping cars off the streets is the agenda, I am fine with that; I kind of like the idea.
But to say they do not understand why it has happened is a bit crazy. Let me explain why my wife and I do not frequent downtown as much as we used to.
1. The pay stations work less than half of the time we try to use them.