Dec. 7, 2016
Home / Articles / News / Local News /  Park 'n' Buy
BRIEFSWEB

Park 'n' Buy

In Brief

November 9, 2011, 12:00 am

Santa Feans who currently park for free with city-issued permits received a less-than-welcome surprise in their mailboxes.


Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, permit users must cough up $25 for permits that used to come gratis.


Letters went out late last month informing residents that their first two permits will cost $25 and subsequent permits will be $5 a pop, with a limit of four total per household. Residents who don’t return the free permits they already have will be fined $21.


The letters blame the global economy for its “impact on many local governments throughout our great nation.” 


Railyard district resident Jay Durrwachter calls the letter “bizarre” and says the policy is discriminatory, as many areas of the city don’t require permits to park.


“If any resident of the city of Santa Fe is able to park on their own street for free, then EVERY resident needs to be able to park on their own street for free,” Durrwachter wrote to City Councilor Patti Bushee in a recent letter protesting the policy change.

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Morning Word: Declining Revenues Could Mean More State Budget Cuts

Morning Word State government officials may have to do some more belt-tightening as economists estimate a $69 million deficit in current fiscal year and $300 million less revenue in 2017. ... More

Dec. 06, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
November 9, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 16, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
November 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close