Change proposed in Philly’s permit parking

A change in permit parking regulations has been proposed in Philadelphia City Council.

Councilman Mark Squilla says he wants the approval of a 70 percent majority of any block that wants permit parking.

That option requires residents to pay for the permit and the additional enforcement that comes from the city Parking Authority. 

Currently, permit parking requires the approval of just 50 percent of the residents on a city block.

“I think this is a more fair way to do it with an actual majority,” Squilla said. “You do have to pay for the permits and there’s an annual fee after that and then you have a higher regulation by the Parking Authority on that block where people get tickets if they are parked past the post.”

The bill will be subject to a public hearing, although the councilman says there doesn’t appear to be any opposition to the higher threshold. 

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