CAROL TIBERI, San Clemente
Since the city is collecting money from the restaurants for each parking space blocked for outdoor dining, I would like to suggest that they use that money to promote all the businesses on the street.
One idea is to pay for the cost of Christmas advertisements. Parking has always been an issue, especially since the city missed the opportunity to build a multistory parking garage when they remodeled the library a few years ago.
Losing parking spots hurts the other businesses, and this might be a small way to help them during the pandemic, since everyone has been closed at some time and lost revenue.
I’m sure creative minds can come up with other ideas, but I hope you will consider doing something for everyone with the newfound funds.