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Contentious on-street parking back for debate at Vaughan city hall
Jan. 15, 2015
Adam Martin-Robbins

City officials are slated to debate the matter of on-street parking in residential areas, once again.

A staff report is coming to a committee of the whole meeting Monday, Jan. 19 recommending the creation of a paid parking permit system that would allow on-street parking for longer periods during the day and overnight.

Currently, on most streets, parking is prohibited for more than three hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. And parking is prohibited on all streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. 

But many residents have complained their driveways and garages are inadequate for the number of vehicles they own, forcing them to park on the street and risk getting a ticket.

The city staff report suggests a permit program where residents would come forward and request their street be considered for on-street parking.

A number of criteria would then have to be met, including garnering the support of 75 per cent of property owners on the street.

The proposed permit fee is $56.50 per month.

The committee of the whole meeting, which is open to the public, gets under way at 9:30 a.m. at city hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.