The city of Jacksonville Beach has marked its official start of summer. Thousands of people turned out for the 68th annual Opening of the Beaches parade over the weekend... It came as no surprise... for the crowds of people who were there, parking was problematic. For perspective -- This is a picture of Jacksonville Beach back in 1967. You can see how much it has grown since then. NOW the city is trying to accommodate the influx. The city has already approved hiring four more officers for 400-thousand- dollars. And as Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem tells us, there are plans now to add more public parking as well. 3 3 3 3 04-09 10-20 :28-:34 :40-44 :53-59 1:26-1:35 1:40- 1:1:5546:06 It's a battle at the beaches most of you know all too well but there is a plan is place that could make searching for a parking space less gruesome.Mayor Charlie Latham, Jacksonville Beach 34:26 We're the victim of our own success if you will... Because Jacksonville Beach has seen so much growth over the past few years the beach is looking at ways to accommodate the influx of people...This vision would cost more than 10-million-dollars, over 30 years.One topic the city is looking at--public parking. Maureen, Lives in Jacksonville Beach 43:05This past weekend with UNF's graduation a lot of parents came to the beach and parking can be an issue especially if your kid doesn't live beach side and you can just walk across the street Jenny Smith, Lives in Jacksonville Beach 39:52 I try not to come on the weekends we did come last night at 6 o'clock and it was still crazy busy The city is looking at developing public parking on a city-owned lot on the west side of 2nd Street North between 3rd and 4th Avenues. 35:28 There's some long term potential would could put some parking garages at Jacksonville Beach and that's probably going to be the next step where we provide for an infrastructure for parking Not all beach residents like that idea...40:12 parking garages I don't believe would be a good solution because I think they are towering and ugly That's the kind of feedback the city of Jacksonville beach hopes to hear at a public meeting tonight ...another topic many visitors are passionate about.. public restrooms.The plans indicate a new restroom could be added to city's oceanfront park at 6th ave south.Niki Kemery, Beach Goer 42:05 There's always the number one complaint that there's not enough parking and the restrooms are just not enough and sometimes they may not be the cleanest...if you want to find a restroom that is close. CLOSE: 47:32 Tonight there's a meeting open to the public- business and civic leaders will be there as well as a consultant from California to talk about the plan. If you want to attend it's at 6:30 at city hall.From JB AM C4 TLS. Also being discussed during tonight's meeting, are ways to make the city more family-friendly. That includes, adding more restaurants and fewer bars... addressing closing times... and ways to manage noise and limit trash.