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Metered parking ordinance kicked back to committee

Friday, February 27, 2015 by Sunny Sone

An ordinance that would allow businesses to count metered parking toward off-street parking requirements was once again delayed by City Council on Thursday, despite recommendations from staff. Council sent the ordinance back to the Mobility Committee without discussion. The Planning Commission in August voted unanimously against the ordinance, which would amend the Austin Land Development Code. Under the current code, businesses must fulfill parking requirements primarily through off-street parking. Staff said that metered parking encourages quick turnover and the change would create opportunities for small businesses. The ordinance was approved on first reading with a split vote in December, before the current Council took office.


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