11Alive asks Atlanta City Council about the Parking Bill of Rights

7:43 PM, Aug 24, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- 11Alive is helping you get your voice heard.  You told us what you thought about the parking problem in Atlanta. So 11Alive kicked off a parking protest, creating a "Parking Bill of Rights".

People who sign the petition are looking to have working, easy-to-use meters; clearly marked parking spaces; and understandable signs. So far, we have received more than 800 signatures.

We asked the members of the Atlanta City Council to weigh in on what they thought of the Parking Bill of Rights.  We heard back from more than 50 percent of them.

Councilwoman Felicia Moore said she would advocate for the administration to address the issues mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced legislation to adopt the  Parking Bill of Rights and also said he did not think parking enforcement was working.

Councilman Howard Shook does not think PARKatlanta is doing a good job.

Councilman Michael Bond fully supports the Parking Bill of Rights  and co-signed legislation introduced to the Atlanta City Council.

Councilwoman Joyce Shepherd decided she is not "providing an opinion on the Parking Bill of Rights."

Councilman Alex Wan says he would absolutely support the Bill of Rights. He also suggests that, "the city should take all of the mistakes and complaints that we have learned and design a parking program that makes sense, and not focus so much on the revenue target."

Councilman Aaron Watson shares the public concerns about the city's parking program and wants to make sure parking in Atlanta is fair to everyone.

Councilman C.T. Martin says he is deeply concerned about the PARKatlanta parking contract and and says the input of the community is needed.

Councilwoman Carla Smith says the overall response has mainly been in support of the Parking Bill of Rights.

Read the councilmembers' responses in their entirety

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