In reference to the article on Venice parking (Westside section, Oct. 16), the residents of the north beach area, though slightly relieved by the solution to the problem, i.e., Rose Avenue beach lot for $55 per month, we are still not satisfied.
Other beach communities supply parking for their residents at substantially lower rates. Santa Monica is $10 per month. Hermosa Beach is $20 to $30 per month.
The privilege of parking on the beach lot, I realize, is compounded by the contractor of the lot and the free enterprise system we have.
Word of mouth has it that the county pays more than $100,000 a year to repair and replace the mechanical device and the wooden gate arms at the Rose Avenue lot alone. To me, this sounds costly and unnecessary.