SLO City Council increases parking fee
July 20, 2011
Residential parking permits, which remain a point of conflict between neighbors throughout the city, will now cost $10 each. Councilman Dan Carpenter, who opposes the entire permit process, issued the only vote against charging for permits, and Mayor Jan Marx abstained because her home is in a permit zone.
The council also voted to increase meter rates in the downtown “super core” zone from $1.25 to $1.50 an hour, with Carpenter again being the only objector.
Carpenter did, however, join his fellow council members in a unanimous vote to charge for parking on Sundays. Parking meters will now be operational from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday afternoons and evenings.