Lord Jeffery Inn
You could tell Select Board member Jim Wald (who works for a sorta competing higher education entity) was not overly impressed with a request from Amherst College owned Lord Jeffery Inn for a 50% break on parking fees for an event next March.
After Chair Alisa Brewer breathlessly explained that the Lord Jeff had booked the event before realizing the parking rate had doubled from $5 to $10 per bag (thus reserving the space for their use only) and they were requesting a one time rollback to the old rate.
Mr Wald responded incredulously with only word, "Seriously?!"
Probably because the Lord Jeff Inn is valued at over $5 million, although to their great credit they do pay both property taxes and the town's local Hotel/Motel Tax (unlike cheapskate UMass Campus Center Hotel).
Which set the tone for the rest of the brief discussion. The board unanimously approved setting aside the 40 spaces, but at the current $10 rate.
Last year: bagged parking meters in front of Lord Jeff for a wedding