We've all had experience. Someone on our block--could be a neighbor or a visitor--pulls into a space between two cars already parked. The space is big enough for two cars, but they park their car smack dab in the middle, leaving a space in front and a space in back not big enough to park a car.
resolution to that effect came before the Common Council on Monday night.
Before the Council could consider the resolution, Rob Perry, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, noted some problems with the plan. Perry explained that painting parking lines on residential streets would actually eliminate potential parking spaces, since a parking space, as dictated by the city code, is 22 feet long and the average car is only 15 feet long. He calculated that painting parking spaces throughout the city would cost $64,000, an amount that had not been written into the budget.
Later in the meeting, when the Council got to the resolution on its agenda, it was agreed that the resolution would be tabled. Walker insisted there needed to be a way to "hold people accountable for the way they are parking." Council president Tom DePietro suggested, "We may need an ad hoc committee to pursue this."
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