Town of Hamden
Mayor Curt Leng
Hamden Government Center
Dear Mayor Leng,
Thank you for agreeing to formulate new language for the signage at the Whitneyville Parking Lot at the corner of Whitney and Ralston avenues in response to the Whitneyville Civic Association’s (WCA) concerns.
As you may recall, the WCA proposed the following:
- Establish a few commuter parking spaces for those who park and use the adjacent bus stops
- Remove the existing 2 hour limit signs
- Designate all of the lot (except for the designated commuter spots) as 2 hour parking from 8:00AM to 6:00PM
In your May 12 letter, you stated your support of “something similar,” and wrote of a plan you would work on with the Authority and Chief Wydra. We respectfully request an update on that language, as well information on how you and your administration plan to increase use of the alternative lot at 60 Putnam.
One thought is, perhaps use of the Putnam lot would increase if adequate signage on Whitney Avenue and Putnam advertised its location and availability. Potential downtown customers are likely to be frustrated if they are looking for municipal parking but cannot find it.
As always, the WCA appreciates all of your hard work on behalf of the citizens and town of Hamden, and is grateful for your support of our advocacy to maintain and improve the neighborhood of Whitneyville.
Janet Kazienko, President
Deirdre Dolan, Secretary
Whitneyville Civic Association
Cc:Chief Wydra, Dale Kroop