TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh gives final approval to delaying nighttime parking enforcement

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 11:18 a.m.
 

Drivers won't have to worry about feeding Pittsburgh parking meters after 6 p.m. until at least June 30 under legislation City Council approved on Thursday.

Council delayed nighttime parking enforcement in seven neighborhoods: Downtown, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, the North Shore, the South Side and the Strip District.

Council in 2010 approved expanding enforcement hours until 10 p.m., along with increasing meter rates, to help fill a budget hole created when it dedicated $735 million in parking taxes over 30 years to the pension system.

Reacting to public outcry, particularly from small business owners, council returned meter enforcement to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through 2012.

Council members said they again pushed enforcement back to have time to consider alternatives, such as increasing rates. Officials are now filling the hole in the general fund with surpluses elsewhere and revenue from parking fines.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. In reworking contract, Steelers WR Brown gets hefty pay raise
  2. Steelers trying to get missing defensive pieces on field
  3. Feds investigating millions embezzled from Matthews International Corp. of Pittsburgh
  4. Free training sessions to administer naloxone opiod antidote to begin in Derry
  5. Cole struggles as Brewers continue Miller mastery over Pirates
  6. Steelers running back eager to prove he can help bridge gap to Bell
  7. 22-month-old boy shot, killed in North Side; stepfather charged
  8. Student violinist,Valley School of Ligonier reach settlement
  9. Western Pa. played role, was transformed by victory in World War II
  10. Steelers notebook: New kicker Scobee relishes opportunity
  11. Steelers notebook: LB Harrison believes Goodell will prevail in Brady ruling