City Council Considers Parking Meter Changes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — City Council is considering some changes to its parking meter rules as they field more complaints from drivers.

The City Council is expected to move in the next two weeks to make some adjustments to the parking meter rate increases and when meters are enforced.

Councilman Bill Peduto is one of the forces behind possible changes.

Some of the complaints include improper enforcement of various rates across the city and the lack of modernization of the parking meters.

Council says in the next two weeks it’s going to look at the parking meter matter and introduce changes before the Parking Authority’s September 15 meeting.

The increases were approved to help deal with the city’s budget shortfall.

Residents and business owners say downtown parking meters keep business and visitors away from the area.

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  • Bob

    5 minutes for a quarter? Rip off!!!!

  • Dave

    I used to work in town many years ago and you could go shopping at Kaufmann’s, Hornes and Gimbels on a Monday or Thursday evenings after work, and you were perfectly safe walking the streets going from one place to another. Now, you couldn’t pay me to go to town for anything, including dining! You would think the City would do everything it could to attract people and not give them another reason for staying away. I would rather go to a mall in the suburbs where everything is under one roof and I DON’T have to pay to be there, and I feel safe (with the exception of Century III). Wake up Pittsburgh!

  • John Galt

    Nothing like politicians micromanaging solutions for a problem! Just wait until the garages start falling down! Have you ever parked at 9th & Penn or 6th & Penn? I hate to say it but they’ll be sorry that they didn’t take the parking lease deal! The pension debt is going to hit us all like a ton of bricks so get ready,

  • Bobby

    We could fix the parking problem by eliminating free parking for city & county officials and politicians. They think they are above everyone else. Bunch of arrogant SOB’s, that’s what they are.

    Seriously, are they trying to keep people away from Pittsburgh? Because people aren’t going to keep coming to this city if they can’t reasonably park for a fair price.

  • 1-2-3

    I’ll go elsewhere to spend my money, I’m not pumping the meters full of cash to pay the pensions of Union Cronies. My dollars spend just as well outside the city, I notice a lot more empty Parking spaces when I was in South Side, where the Meter Maids hide and sneak ouy to write tickets as soon as the expiration pops up. This city is really hard up for the cash, its a real shame that the Public is prosecuted.

  • Paul

    1-2-3 – it’s not the union cronies you refer to that is the problem. They along with non-union employees have contributed to the pension fund since they were hired. The City is the problem. The City wasn’t investing the pension -just letting it sit – so now they wonder why they are underfunded! Doesn’t take an actuary to figure that one out. It’s not fair to the people who have been contributing, just like you would in a 40lK, and then turn around and the City can’t make the payment that they promised. Don’t fault the workers for the City’s erroneous actions.

    • 1-2-3

      The Public shouldn’t be held up to make good the Pension isuues, when the Market drops and my 401K drops, I don’t expect my neighbors to pick up the tab, unfortuately thats the issue in the City..

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