The Chamber of Commerce does not condemn the idea of metering more spots downtown but says the city should move forward slowly with its parking plans.
City Council President Darryl Neher and Mayor Mark Kruzan say they would like more time to consider the plan that would implement metered parking downtown.
A proposal going before the Bloomington city council would virtually eliminate free parking from the downtown retail district.
Indiana University officials say they want Goldman Sachs to tell them whether privatizing parking would help the university's bottom line.
A potential plan to privatize parking operations could bring a hundred-million-dollar windfall to the school — but also has faculty members concerned.
Kokomo's mayor and the president of the Howard County commissioners consider ways to keep county employees out of downtown spaces.
Indiana University employees say if the university is willing to privatize its parking, it could provide a gateway to privatizing other operations.
The city of Bloomington is looking to expand paid parking in much of downtown.
IU Bloomington could sell its parking facilities to a private company to get a one-time cash infusion.
New user fees may be needed to close gaps in the Bloomington city budget.