Finding parking downtown Everett is hard enough, notes reader Monty Futch, of Everett. Is it really OK for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, near the city’s heart, to put up signs restricting parking during certain days and times — and threatening to tow those who do?
“This is done to allow parking for the buses of Silvertips hockey opponents, who obviously stay at the Marriott,” Futch writes. “Is this legal? Does the city enforce it? If so, how much (if anything) does the Marriott pay the city?”
Everett Public Works spokeswoman Kathleen Baxter responds: “Public Works does issue temporary right-of-way use permits for special events allowing businesses to temporarily reserve parking space along their own frontage. There is no fee for the permit. The city parking enforcement officers can enforce upon request.”
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