A bill to increase residential parking permit prices has been approved by a City Council committee, and households with multiple cars would be hit exponentially harder.
For the first car, the price of a permit renewal would go from $20 to $35 a year (it’s $35 for the first year now). The second car’s permit would cost $50, the third $75 and the fourth $100.
Rick Dickson, deputy executive director of the Parking Authority, told Newsworks:
The cost increase should encourage people to consider whether they really need more than one car, Dickson said.
“This is not to tell people you should not have a car, we just think if you have multiple cars and are taking up more curb space, there should be some cost associated with it than just having one vehicle in a household,” he said.
The bill still has to be approved by the full City Council, so it’s not a done deal. But what do you think about this bill anyway? Is it fair for a permit for one car to cost more than another?