‘Move-to-evade’ fine approved by Port Angeles panel
By Paul Gottlieb
Peninsula Daily News
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The parking ordinance amendments were approved 6-0 — former Mayor Dan Di Guilio was absent — with little discussion at the Port Angeles City Council meeting last week.
The change imposes a $25 fine for moving a car within the same block to evade an overtime ticket.
Drivers can move their vehicles to a different block when the two-hour limit expires.
A second amendment to the parking ordinance eliminated a no-time-limit provision for curb-side parking for drivers with disabilities and replaced it with a four-hour limit.
The proposal is the result of a plea the Port Angeles Downtown Association board of directors made almost a year ago to then-City Manager Kent Myers, asking the city to develop the move-to-evade policy for curb-side parking.
Police Chief Terry Gallagher said one resident of downtown’s Lee Plaza had expressed concerns about the policy but that “an amicable solution” was worked out.
Residential and non-residential permits are available at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.
Long-term non-curbside parking is available downtown to Lee Plaza residents for $15 a month.
Other residential permits are $25 monthly, Barb Frederick, executive director of the PADA, has said.
Three-hour free customer parking is available in off-street parking lots through downtown.
Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: October 06. 2012 5:13PM