I work downtown, and there is not enough affordable parking. Parking garages charge more for monthly parking than surface parking lots. When making changes to existing parking, City Council members, the Mayor, and the zoning commission need to keep in mind that people who work downtown need affordable parking, if it be parking garages or structured parking. Those who live downtown need affordable parking, also. Downtown has seen a much needed revitalization, don't ruin a good thing by extending parking meter hours. I work at 6th and Boston, but I park at 6th and Cincinnati. From where I park, I enjoy the walk to work and after work, but I have been approached by homeless men while walking to my car when it is dark, and those encounters are scary. Police should patrol that area. I miss the transport shuttles that Big Mo operated when people used to park at 6th and Elgin. I don't want to see an unoccupied beautiful art-deco building demolished for parking. The buildings need to be refurbished. I began working downtown in 1992, and the building to the East of the IBM building has been vacant since I began working downtown, I don't know how long it has been vacant, but I don't want it torn down either. Tulsa loses vital history and soul when buildings located in downtown are torn down. I also oppose the extended parking meter hours to 8:00 PM M-F, and weekends, because I work 12 hour days, and many people work weekends during month-end and quarter close. Many people used to move their cars closer to the building for safety concerns. That would no longer be an option if parking meter hours are extended. Also, the spaces we pay to park during the week are unavailable on weekends when festivals occur. There needs to be some balance and consideration given to people who earn a living by working downtown to be able to move their vehicles closer to the building they work in for safety concerns, and to have access to free parking on the weekends that we work. I park at the church where Iron Gate is located, and homeless people approach me too often when I walk to my car at 7:00 PM. As a woman, I do not feel safe walking to my car after dark. I am glad the downtown is being revitalized; don't put the burden on those of us who work and/or live downtown. What the city needs to do is bring well paying white-collar businesses to downtown Tulsa. The area around 5th and Boston, Cincinnati Streets, and Main Street have way too many vacancies. We don't need more drinking establishments; downtown needs more well-paying jobs. Like other neighborhoods in the city of Tulsa, specifically the 21st and Utica area that insists new buildings fit in with the neighborhood, I think the same thing should be done downtown. There is a building across from 521 S. Boston that has been turned in to an ugly white residential living space. In my opinion, there should be a zone requirement for new or refurbished buildings in the art-deco area to maintain the art-deco influence.