AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Some Augusta commissioners say some of the proposals for paid parking downtown need to be altered.
It was last winter when a task force presented a list of recommendations for a parking program downtown.
One of those recommendations called for the hours to be from 8 to 8 Monday through Saturday.
But some city leaders says that’s too long.
“The hours look like it’s going to be 8 to 8, which I really hope we’re going to amend because I really don’t see the need continuing that after work hours. Tou know the real issues downtown are during the normal work day when there’s a lot of cars just sitting there. I hope we’ll roll that back to either five or six,” said Commissioner Brandon Garrett.
Next week Commissioners will vote on hiring a Chicago based company to come up with the details for a paid parking program downtown.
The plan will be presented to commissioners for final approval.
The task force recommendations do not have to be part of the program.