We work for the provincial government located at 119 King Street W, Hamilton. We park underground the Hamilton Convention Centre and we pay $140.00 monthly for our parking permit (increasing to $150.00 effective July 2020).
We are deemed essential services - and due to COVID, we are only working in office 1-2 days per week. We are asking to have our monthly parking permits suspended / put on hold until we return to the office full-time.
We are not asking for free parking. We are asking if we can pay-per-use for our parking.
We have contacted the Hamilton Municipal Parking System and we were told we had the option to cancel our monthly parking permits. At any time our employer may direct us back to work full-time in office. There is a five year waiting list to secure a new monthly parking permit.
We have contacted the Mayor of Hamilton and we were told the EOC (Emergency Operations Committee) had recently directed monthly payments for parking permits to resume effective June 2020.
We are asking the EOC to reconsider their motion.