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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Residential streets may require parking passes

ABH reports:

Athens residents who live near the University of Georgia campus more and more are turning to government-issued parking permits to keep away outsiders who use their narrow streets for free parking.

The Athens-Clarke Commission is expected to approve requests next Tuesday from residents who live on five Midtown side streets to add those streets to the county's parking permit program.

Once approved, those residents will receive hang tags allowing them to park on the street. If others, mostly UGA students and employees looking to dodge campus parking fees, park there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, they can be ticketed or their cars can be towed.

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1 comment:

Toronto realtor said...

Athens now, as well? What is this, some kind of a malicious, parking-permit plague? :D

Actually, I applaud the decision in this particular case. But asides from Uni areas, my feelings on the subject aren't all that jovial. The way things stand, you can't park anywhere in Toronto for more than 3 hours and getting Toronto parking permits increasingly toilsome to obtain. I hope they find a more pleasing solution for this, otherwise we will all be plagued (sorry, I couldn't resist!)

My best wishes to you,