|City Parking issues were on the mind|
of Councillor Cunningham Monday
At the end of Monday's session Councillor Cunningham raised some questions for Council on the theme, asking for an explanation as to how much money is in the parking fund and how much has been collected through the years that the city has had the fund in place.
Beyond the financial contribution that the fund provides for the City, Mr. Cunningham also focused on the city's parking permit process,with the councillor asking Council to examine how they are charging business owners for their parking places, collecting revenue from those permits but not developing any kind of expanded parking for the community.
As part of his notes on the theme, the councillor noted that some business owners who have purchased a number of parking spots are finding that they and their staff are having to park further and further from their business and in some cases have received parking fines from the city.
"I would like Council to look into the fact that if you buy x number of parking tickets (places), you might get one or two or three stickers or something, to exempt you from parking fines, because you've already paid for x number of parking places and the city has been taking this money over the years and still hasn't come up with any parkades, or parking lots or anything yet ... I think that if you are taking a person's money to supply them with something and not supplying it and then fining them for not even supplying it, I think it's something we should look at "
|Parking Permits and how the City approaches the issue was a topic|
of concern for Councillor Barry Cunningham at Monday's Council meeting
You can review the Councillor's observations from the City's Video Archive starting at the 16 minute mark.