Stop PARKAtlanta 24-hour Parking Enforcement
  • Petitioned Atlanta City Councilmember H. Lamar Willis

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Atlanta City Councilmember H. Lamar Willis
Mayor of Atlanta
Kasim Reed

Stop PARKAtlanta 24-hour Parking Enforcement

    1. Nioshii Wilde
    2. Petition by

      Nioshii Wilde

      Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Councilmember H. Lamar Willis has proposed legislation to increase already restrictive parking enforcement measures in the City of Atlanta. Willis' proposal would create 24-hour enforcement zones in most areas of the City and would expand PARKatlanta enforcement hours. 

We oppose this legislation because:

1- City residents and visitors would have to pay as much as $36 PER DAY to park, and would still have to move their vehicle every 3 to 4 hours.  This makes it cost-prohibitive and unworkable for City residents to have friends and family to their homes.  

2- The restrictions would further erode property values and quality of life for City residents dependent upon on-street parking.

3- The restrictions would further negatively impact patronage of local businesses in the City who are already suffering the impact of current parking restrictions and costs.

4- This punitive, restrictive legislation seeks to solve the problems of the City’s contract with PARKatlanta by making City residents and businesses pay - literally - for those mistakes, and thwarts incentives for city residents and businesses to thrive.

5- The legislation does not address documented ongoing issues with predatory and fraudulent enforcement by PARKatlanta.

We understand the need for increased revenues.  We support creative solutions to raise revenues and expand transportation options in the City of Atlanta, and we are confident that this can be accomplished; but not with this legislation.

Please sign this petition today, to STOP this legislation so that the real work toward livable, affordable solutions can begin.  This legislation will be heard in the City Council’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday, May 2 at 10.30 am. The meeting is in Committee Room #2 on the second floor of Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, SW. 

We need to have an impressive number of signatures to present this petition at that time, so please forward this petition freely now!  Your attendance at the meeting is greatly encouraged.

Media Coverage:
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/atlanta-eyes-tighter-parking-1423065.html
http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2012/04/19/parkatlanta-might-soon-write-tickets-24-hours-a-day-in-some-parts-of-city
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/New-Atlanta-Parking-Plan-Includes-24-Hour-Zones-20120418-pm-pk
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Mayors-Aide-Defends-Parking-Proposal-20120419-pm-pk#.T5CSgGGl-Rg.twitter

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    • robin jackson ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      atlanta has some of the worst "solutions" to traffic, parking, dmv services...this is one of the worst

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    • Andrew Buckley ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bad for local businesses. Sacrificing sales tax revenue for parking revenue. Net negative impact on the local economy.

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    • Krista Walker ELLENWOOD, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a personal issue with the ethics of parkAtlanta. In December 2010 my mother and I rushed to Grady Hospital while my aunt was dying and my mom put money in the dreadful PARKAtlanta meter. When we got back, there was a ticket on her car for a time that expired before we even parked there. This was very inconvenient that we had to argue this ticket while dealing with funeral arrangements and the grieving process. It is plain EVIL that park Atlanta would put meters by Grady hospital knowing that many of the people who go there are in a state of emergency and some have low income.

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    • Nikki Bobo ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I DESPISE THIS COMPANY.

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    • Benjamin Nicoara ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I parked on Crescent Avenue between 12th and 13th Street, in Midtown, at 8:01PM. The sign above the parking spot advertised 4 hour max parking: Pay at Parking Meter Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday and City Holidays Exempt. I paid $2 for over an hour's worth of time until it was free, after 9:00PM. The meter responded with "Overpayment Exceeded" but kept my $2. The machine also never printed a receipt. My friend called the customer service number (1-866-266-1360) at 8:04PM and left a voicemail informing ParkAtlanta of their broken meter, which included the space number and license plate number. Upon returning to my car at 10:15PM, I found a citation on my car written at 8:16PM, claiming that the meter had been expired for 1 hour and 13 minutes. This is impossible, because I paid for an hour of parking only 14 minutes prior to the citation being written. I have gathered photo and video documentation of the event, with witnesses. Not all of them can be included as attachments, but I will gladly email them to whichever address necessary. ParkAtlanta is a scam which endlessly traps people by making the meters not print payment receipts and then giving people tickets. I have already caught one ParkAtlanta employee attempting to write me a citation a few months ago near Georgia State University when he claimed that my spot was expired. When I showed him my receipt proving that I still had plenty of time left on my meter, he apologized and walked away. This ticket will NOT be paid, and I am prepared to contest this citation in a court of law if necessary. ParkAtlanta is a private company out to earn a large profit at the expense of unknowing people, but I am not one of them. I understand very well how ParkAtlanta abuses its abilities in an attempt to make money.

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