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Proposed parking fee cut shot down again - Metro US

Proposed parking fee cut shot down again

Calgarians still won’t be seeing any pocketbook relief as another proposed motion to lower short-term parking fees in downtown Calgary has been shot down by city council.

“I thought this was very much an almost no-brainer as far as parking is concerned,” said alderman Mar, who proposed council roll back the $1 jump they approved earlier this year.

In order for the current $5 maximum fee to be reconsidered at council, Mar needed 10 votes.

“I thought I had the votes, I am very disappointed given the fact that this was only a 25 per cent roll back,” said Mar.

According to Mar the roll back he was requesting would have made the price to park in downtown streets the same as 2008.

Alderman Ric McIver was also disappointed with the motion’s failure.

“This should have been an easy one,” said McIver.

“I supported it because I thought it was simply what the citizens want and the right thing to do.”

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