As was reported by numerous news outlets and much to the dismay of countless residents and visitors, the City of Atlanta is considering extending parking enforcement hours at meters around the city. Some of these would include 24-hour zones.
At a recent meeting with the Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association, City Councilmember Kwanza Hall said he “thinks that makes no sense.”
Extending parking hours would be done in an effort to recoup approximately $4 million that the City will not receive as a result of an arbitrator’s ruling that PARKatlanta does not need to pay the City almost three-quarters of what it originally was contracted to pay. This came about after the City Council last year restricted the Milwaukee-based company’s operations with a moratorium on reduced hours and new meters.
Hall suggested ending the contract with PARKatlanta, which would cost about $8 million.
“You sometimes need to know when to cut and move on and get a better deal” he said.
Watch the full video above to hear his full comments.
-Hunt Archbold contributed to this report