Atlanta City leaders address parking problems

6:55 PM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Nine days ago, we launched a #ParkingProtest, creating a Bill of Rights that more than 700 of you have signed. We are seeking working, easy-to-use meters, clearly marked parking spaces and clear and understandable signs

Now, your petitions are going to those who can make a change.

MORE | See complete Parking Protest coverage and sign the petition

Atlanta City Council talked about the petition and some members are taking up the cause.

11Alive's Commuter Dude tried to take the petitions to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, but ended up having to meet with the city's Chief Operating Officer Duriya Farooqui.

The 11Alive Help Desk also reached out to the 16 members of the Atlanta City Council.

Council member Carla Smith says the overall response is in support of it.

Council Member Kwanza Hall is in favor of the Parking Bill of Rights and introduced legislation to adopt it. He said more communication is needed and does not think parking enforcement is working.

Council Member Howard Shook said he does not think Park Atlanta is doing a good job and voted against higher parking fees. And to be transparent, he also asked us "Don't we do enough stupid things down here to keep ya'll busy without feeling that you have to provide your own news content? Is journalistic integrity that out of style?"

And Council Member Felicia Moore says she will advocate for the administration to address the issues and does not think that Park Atlanta is doing a good job.

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