Monday, August 4, 2008

Scoop! Of Self-Congratulation For Our Previous Scoop

It's been over three months since the Alameda Daily Noose and I first broke the story that the multi-million dollar parking garage on Oak Street had reached capacity, and it's only now that anyone else in the media is catching on to this enormous problem. Right from the start, before the ink on the plans was even dry, the Alameda Daily Noose and I were pointing out that the garage would be the wrong size for Alameda, but the City went ahead with it anyway. Clearly, our City Council had no idea that when there are big events on Park Street, the garage would be full!
Of course, the inadequate capacity of the garage is only one reason why no Right-Thinking Alamedan would ever want to park there. Another problem is that those darn payment machines are impossible to figure out, and if you don't pay to park there during the daytime, you get a ticket! Also, it's too hard to walk from your car to the elevator when you are forced to park on one of the upper levels, but parking all the way on the top is the only way to get the good views of Alameda. Um, not that the Alameda Daily Noose and I know any of this from personal experience, because we naturally stay as far away as we can from the whole Super-Mega-Monster-Plex and garage that everyone hates. But we've heard about how bad it is. Besides, we knew it would be bad, and our predictions are never wrong.

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