ATLANTA -- Hundreds of you said you were tired of parking problems in the City of Atlanta and signed 11Alive's Parking Bill of Rights. We took your concerns to the city, and now it's taking action.
Next Thursday at 1pm at city hall there will be a special council meeting to get your input.
Wednesday morning, the City Council Transportation Committee tasked the Department of Public Works with taking an inventory of broken meters and poorly marked parking spaces around Atlanta and creating a time table for repairs -- two of the three goals in the Bill of Rights.
It calls for:
1) Working, easy to use meters
2) Clearly marked parking spaces
3) Clear and understandable signs
"We did a lot of work a couple of years ago on trying to iron out these very problems, and they're still hanging around," said Councilmember Michael J. Bond (Post 1, At-Large). "So we want an explanation as to when and how [Public Works Commissioner David Mendoza is] going to fix the problem."
Everyone on the Transportation Committee and even DPW Commissioner Mendoza expressed support Wednesday for the principals behind the Bill of Rights.
However, at the request of Councilmember Bond, the committee decided to hold off on immediately approving the Bill of Rights and bringing it before the entire City Council. They will wait to get the report and timetable back from the Department of Public Works first.
You can see our complete Parking Protest coverage and sign the Bill of Rights by clicking here.