In an 11th-hour attempt to save their jobs, unionized parking attendants in Annapolis proposed that the city take over managing its off-street parking lots.
Mary Russell, a cashier at the Noah Hillman Parking Garage, met with Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins yesterday to urge thatthe city take control of its parking lots instead of hiring an outside management company.
But Hopkins told her the move would increase the city's parking costs substantially.
Russell and 24 other employees of Park AmericaInc. fear they will lose their jobs when the city awards a new management contract. Park America, which ran the city's off-street parkingfor more than a decade, submitted a higher bid than Towne Park Ltd.,an Annapolis parking company.