For restaurant and retail workers in South Philly without residential parking permits in the area, it may be difficult to find spaces–and sometimes they may have to move their cars every two hours for lack of permits. Should these employees have the opportunity to pay for local permit parking?
Frank Borda of Francoluigi’s and High Note has proposed that these sort of permits be an option for those who drive their cars to work in an area where the parking is restricted to 2 hours for non-permit holders.
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City Councilman Mark Squilla, who represents the Passyunk Square/East Passyunk Crossing district where Borda’s parkingagita persists, said a suggestion by the restaurateur is under review by the Parking Authority and “may be able to get some traction.”
Borda has proposed letting employees of restaurants in residential areas purchase $300 yearly permits that allow them unlimited parking time during business hours.
“He doesn’t only complain, he tries to come up with solutions,” Squilla said. “I have to give him credit for that.”
What do you think of this idea?