City Council holds hotel parking spot bill

    A bill to reserve a parking spot for every Philadelphia hotel failed to pass through City Council’s Streets Committee today after opposition from the Parking Authority and Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration.

    Under the bill, city hotels would each get a reserved parking spot nearby to allow from complimentary local trips for guests. KYW reports the PPA was having none of it, saying the cars, which would be parked most of the time, would end up hogging the space from other drivers and encouraging double-parking.

    Councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the bill, decided to hold it.

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