LETTER: Reader warns residents about new paid parking lot in Olde Burien
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Families in Burien need to be aware of a new Joe Diamond Pay-Parking Lot on 9th Ave SW behind the shops on SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien where I received a $40 Parking Ticket.
There is no signage at the street and no striped stalls, just the rough gravel with big potholes its always been. People have often parked there for free. Now, there is a sign attached to the back of a store, but we didn’t see it and you need a cell phone to pay, and must give your credit card over your cell phone to a stranger at Diamond.
Burien City Manager, Kamuron Gurol, was extremely helpful as was his assistant, Chip, who advised me how to proceed. I followed their advice and Diamond waived the ticket.
Apparently it’s all legal, and there is nothing that can be done, except to complain to Diamond and the contractor of the lot, who is Steve Yang, who lives in Bellevue.
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