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Editorial: Express your views

Have you checked out the new weekly poll question on

Our first question was “Should Downtown Prescott install parking meters?”

Overwhelmingly, voters said “no” – 84 percent to the yes votes of 16 percent. There were 376 total votes.

The reason we asked this particular question is related to the city’s money issues.

Just a thought here … what if parking meter revenue went exclusively to the fire department?

Every bit helps and this might just help deter any future station closures.

Downtown Prescott caters to tourists. Tourists expect to pay for parking on their vacation.

Yes, it would be inconvenient for residents who stop downtown on errands or for entertainment, but that money could make a difference in whether or not you have a fire station running at full capacity nearby when you need one.

The next question is online now: “Should Prescott pursue the biomass industry? Biomass is organic material used as a fuel, especially for generation of electricity.”

In our biomass explainer on Wednesday, we break down what it all means. In future articles, we’ll take a closer look at what’s involved.

Check out the latest poll, vote and feel free to leave a comment. We want to hear from you.

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