Free Downtown Parking Draws CUMembers

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - (08/18/05) -- Free parking is a major premium inthe downtown Los Angeles, which is why First City CU is seeking todraw attention to its free, validated parking at its branch here.The $340-million credit union has erected a large, 6' x 30' banneroutside the branch that announces, "Free Checking, FriendlyService, Validated Parking," and the fact that the credit unionserves everyone who lives or works downtown. "The banner isslightly tongue-in-cheek," said Tom Thompson, Director of CorporateCommunications of the $340 million credit union. "But we're serioustoo. With all of the businesses, cultural attractions, and newapartment buildings and condos downtown, more and more people hereare looking for a convenient place to bank and do their day-to-daybusiness."

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