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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ABH: More near university could get parking permits

More near university could get parking permits
38 streets considered

November 28, 2007
Residents in more Athens neighborhoods soon may be able to ask for parking permits that will allow them - but not University of Georgia students and employees - to take on-street parking spaces in front of their houses. Full story.

Meanwhile, Flagpole says:

And to help control on-street parking by UGA students in neighborhoods that border campus - leaving nowhere for residents to park, in some cases - a parking permit program may be extended to more streets. (On-street parking will still be permitted at night and on weekends, but only residents with permits will be allowed to park between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the controlled areas.) The program has been used successfully on several Five Points streets since 2000, and residents who want it extended to their area must get signatures in support from 65 percent of homeowners.

Commissioner Jordan suggested selling additional permits to people other than homeowners, saying that could help cover the cost of enforcement. Otherwise, he said, “you’re going to have a lot of empty spaces on the street.” Commissioner Alice Kinman didn’t like that idea. “These are narrow streets,” she said. “I don’t think we want wall-to-wall parking on both sides of the street.”

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