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New Lethbridge pay-by-plate parking going well a year later

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It’s been just over a year now since the City of Lethbridge installed new downtown parking meters.

Some changes were shortly after the initial launch in May 2018 following public feedback.

The City’s Parking Coordinator, Phillip Berg, says for the most part, people have gotten used to the new pay-by-plate system. “The parking is working very well. The only concern we’re seeing, the majority of, is just people incorrectly putting in their licence plate numbers. We rind people to confirm your plate number before you confirm your transaction.”

Berg also says things have gone much better since they decided to add multi-payment options.

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The yellow kiosks were installed around the downtown core to replace some very old coin-operated meters.

Berg also says clarification on the different parking zones has also made things easier for people. “A lot of it just clarification as to why the parking zones exist and how to move within those zones. We always remind the public that once you’ve paid in one zone, you can move freely within that same zone until your time expires without having to pay again.”

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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