Town of Deal has every right to charge for summer parking permits
The town of Deal has every right to push back on what might be disruptive to the town residents. After all someone has to pay for the beaches. Too often people think beaches that are open to the public should be free to the public. Why?
Who pays for the maintenance of the beach that you enjoy? Nothing is free if there's a local worker performing a task to ensure a quality experience. That said the permit cost seems high to an individual but not high enough to raise enough money to be worth it.
We received a call from a concerned citizen, Jason in Spring Lake. Jason is part of a group called COBRA, a group opposed to the restrictive parking access. While we may not have agreed on what the town can and can't do, we did find common ground in the fact that some towns across the Jersey shore, beach tags are a necessity.
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