Several residents showed up Saturday at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand for a protest against the DCRâ€™s parking meter program on Revere Beach Boulevard that will begin on May 1.
Â Wayne Rose, one of the leaders of the group, said, â€œWe would like to effectively get all the meters off of Revere Beach. Two hundred spaces (for residents) wasnâ€™t enough. We have no parking for residents of Beachmont, which isnâ€™t right. Iâ€™ve driven to every beach all along this coast and no other beach has a meter on it. Itâ€™s just not right.â€
Rose added that his group would like to meet with DCR officials to discuss the issue. He noted that no DCR official ever appeared at a City Council meeting in the months leading up to the installation of the parking meters on the Boulevard. â€œNobody was ever notified of this program, except some politicians,â€ said Rose.
Rick Sarno, who resides near Revere High School, said, â€œIâ€™ve lived here 55 years. Iâ€™ve been here for the good, the bad, and this is the ugly. Thereâ€™s no reason to have meters down here. All it is â€“ is a money grab, as far Iâ€™m concerned.â€