West U to Discuss On-Street Parking Problems in June

May 16, 2012

The West U City Council is expected to hold a public workshop in June to discuss on-street parking issues.

The city held three town hall meetings in April to hear from residents about their concerns and suggestions for improving or changing on-street parking regulations. Nothing is being proposed at this time.

More than 200 people turned out for the town hall meetings and numerous people submitted comments to the city by e-mail. Some residents favored parking on one side of the street, some favored parking permits, while others wanted the council to consider changes to streets on a case by case basis.

The city’s traffic engineering consultant is analyzing the comments and information from the town hall meetings and will make recommendations to the city council in June.

The first city council workshop has been tentatively scheduled for June 25.

“We will keep you updated as we proceed and will, of course, make every effort to get the word out when the council workshops are scheduled,” Mayor Bob Fry said in his mayor’s message on the city’s website.

Council will hold one or more workshop to discuss the traffic engineer’s recommendations and will decide if any changes are needed.

Re-evaluating on-street parking and parking across sidewalks is one of council’s 2011-2013 goals. Parking problems were the number one issue that came up when the council members were block walking for the May 2011 election.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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