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Why isn't Baldwin responsible for providing off-street parking for its city employees?

Baldwin City Administrator Larry Paine said the spaces in front of City Hall are reserved for the city's customers, so employees must park where it is less convenient. "Downtown parking would require us to abandon a building and build a parking lot, and I don't see it that as a viable solution," he said.

Paine said employees can park on the north side of City Hall where there are few businesses and in next half block on the south side near the old lumber yard. He said city officials have been trying to find ways to add a few more spaces west of City Hall, but customers at the pharmacy and a chiropractor's office also need parking spaces.


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