Letters to the Editor

Parking plan

Any thoughts about ending free downtown parking need to be rethought.

One of the most important and attractive benefits for downtown Fort Worth, and particularly Bass Hall, is the opportunity to park safely and easily in the nearby parking garage.

As a Fort Worth Symphony season ticket holder, I find this very important.

When I lived near two other large Texas cities, I was very hesitant to go to downtown events because parking was expensive and at a distance from my destination.

Visitors to Fort Worth are so impressed with how “alive” our downtown is, and free parking is a huge part of that. It certainly says to visitors, “Welcome to our friendly city.”

I understand that money is an issue here, but taking away this benefit which so many people want and need would not be the best way to say we take pride in our city and the arts it provides.

— Dian McCall, Fort Worth