Paid parking review set for Tuesday night

The Fayetteville City Council is expected hear recommendations for changes to the paid parking program on Tuesday.

“We’ll have a full presentation,” Fayetteville Chief of Staff Don Marr said last week. “We’re tracking weekly parking revenue, citation revenue, transactions, and projected transactions.”

The presentation is the culmination of a planned three-month evaluation of paid parking in the Dickson Street area.

After the presentation, council members will likely begin a discussion and possibly vote on a handful of amendments brought forth by Marr and his staff.

Also expected Tuesday night are comments from the Downtown Dickson Save Our Street Society, a group of business owners who say paid parking is killing business on Dickson Street. The group last week announced its formation, its beliefs and its first agenda item – challenging paid parking.

“We want our streets back,” said Neal Crawford, owner of Jose’s Mexican Restaurant and spokesman for the group. “The main thing is, though, we want our customers back.”

The council meeting begins at 6 p.m. inside Fayetteville City Hall at 113 West Mountain Street.

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