Downtown parking returned as an item of interest for Rapid City's Legal & Finance Committee. City staff had created a request for proposals to conduct a study of downtown parking. However, one alderman opposed the study. According to the Rapid City Journal, Steve Laurenti stated that there are no parking problems downtown, and if there were they should be handled by private businesses. Alderman Jerry Wright pointed out that the most of the downtown parking is under the city control and their have not been previous efforts to make businesses provide parking. The request for proposals will move to the full city council without recommendation, by a 3-1 vote, Laurenti opposing.