|Published:||May 14, 2010 12:39 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 14, 2010 12:39 AM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. - It's your money and Naples may soon be charging you to use one of its most prized and free attractions, The Naples Pier.
Many visitors at the pier say they don't want to pay to play.
"We probably wouldn't come out," says Alan Ferge. "It's not worth coming out if you have to pay."
But, charging at the Naples Pier is just one idea the city has for bringing in more revenue. Assistant City Manager Roger Reinke says they're expecting a 5%-10% drop in housing values, putting Naples as much as $1.5 million in the red.
"It is an option if city council wants to consider it," says Reinke.
But, others here tell Wink News paying a small fee wouldn't be horrible.
"They should charge the tourists a little bit of money to come on the pier," says Ferdy Samuels.
The city is also talking about reducing trash pickup from two days/week to one day/week. They're also talking about charging for the parking garage at special events.
City council will discuss the issue on monday.
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