The PPA has sent out applications for new, more expensive parking permits, which will now cost houses with four cars $260 a year instead of as little as $80.
Having only one car is a much more modest $35. The new pricing structure was the result of an ordinance passed last fall to discourage households from having multiple cars. The first car is $35, the second is $50, third is $75 and a fourth or more (god forbid) are $100 a piece.
Reaction to the rule change was strong, with vehement defenders of cars and car-free urbanites equally making their case in our comments (43 of them, actually). Debate or not, it’s here now. What do you think?