Remember the big brouhaha last May over proposed parking rules that would not allow you to park at the same meter, the same block or even the same city parking lot — twice in the same day?
Well the City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation committee will discuss a new version of proposed changes to the city’s overtime parking rules on Weds. Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and they’re certainly less restrictive but no doubt will still upset some folks.
The new ordinance would prevent you from feeding (with coins or the app) a meter once your original time has expired and instead you would have to move your vehicle to a different space.
In addition, if you’re parked in a non-metered space (in other words a spot with a sign that tells you how long you can park there) you would be required to move your vehicle to “a location beyond the nearest intersection or to a location outside off-street municipal parking lot.”
Here’s the full proposed changes. The public works memo includes some pretty good examples explaining just what it means
No person shall park a vehicle within a designated metered parking space or in a parking space within a time-restricted area for a longer consecutive period than the time limit specified or beyond the hours specified.
Vehicles parked within any metered parking space must be moved to a different parking space upon or before the expiration of the posted time limit.
Vehicles parked within any non-metered time-restricted parking space must be moved to a location beyond the nearest intersection or to a location outside an off-street municipal parking lot upon or before the expiration of the posted time limit, and may not return for two hours. require drivers to move their vehicle when a meter expires