Westfield Century City's plans to ditch free parking at the mall have a lot of people buzzing.
Here's what some readers had to say about the elimination of a three-hour free parking policy that could go into effect as early as fall of 2013:
"I don't believe that Westfield should have to suffer [its] policies being abused, but the path they've chosen has take[n] them from victim to villain." — C. Brooks on "Letter to the Editor: Westfield Decision to End Free Parking Unfair"
"Everyone stop moaning. A lot a people abuse the right to park free and it causes the retailers issues." — David Parker on "Westfield Century City to End Free Parking"
"I do think it was reasonable to raise rates. Parking is not cheap and when the cost of doing business is accelerating at the rate it is, you have to monetize any possible source of revenue to keep things going." — Chris Cusack on the Westwood-Century City Patch Facebook page.
Michael Mellgard suggested Westfield only charge after the first hour. Other readers, like Jayne, suggested a validation requirement.