It seems we are going to have parking garages after all.
Miami commissioners approved parking for the Florida Marlins ballpark Thursday, but only after lowering the price tag and deleting a controversial piece of the funding puzzle that could have cut the cost even more over the deal's life.
In voting 3-2 to back funding to build four garages and a surface lot, commissioners agreed to drop the financing plan's cost from $135 million to $120 million.
Even with that decrease, the cost is still higher than planned. The funding blueprint initially called for Miami to issue bonds worth no more than $94 million.
With the decrease, some of the designers, construction managers and consultants may have to send their children to Brown instead of Yale.
Personally, parking on someone's lawn never bothered me. I have done at the Cotton Bowl and it worked out quite well. But I guess, Brown needs some students too.