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File #: 130101    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 4/30/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/13/2014
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution amending the 2013-2014 state legislative package relating to disabled parking.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: PARKING, STATE LEGISLATION
Attachments: 1. Replacement TITLE ONLY, 2. Hearing Notice List
Number
130101

Version
Substitute 1

Reference
121009

Sponsor
ALD. murphy

Title
Substitute resolution amending the 2013-2014 state legislative package relating to disabled parking.

Analysis
This resolution directs the Intergovernmental Relations Division to develop, and seek to introduce and pass legislation to broaden the City of Milwaukee’s authority to enact ordinances to charge parking meter fees and to impose time limits on meter-parking designated for disabled persons. It further so directs the IRD concerning legislation to enable the City of Milwaukee to enact an ordinance to set a one-hour grace period allowing vehicles used to transport disabled persons to remain parked in spaces designated for disabled persons for one hour after posted time limits expire without being liable for additional parking meter fees or citation.

Body
Whereas, Section 346.50(3m), Wis. Stats., narrowly defines the City of Milwaukee’s authority to enact ordinances imposing time limits on parking designated for disabled persons; and

Whereas, Section 346.50(2a), Wis. Stats., prohibits the City from charging fees on 30-minute or longer parking meters designated for disabled persons; and

Whereas, Broadening the City’s authority to enact ordinances to charge parking meter fees and to impose time limits on meter parking designated for disabled persons will ensure greater access to these parking meters to more disabled persons, and better protect the interests of disabled persons and the general public; and

Whereas, It is widely believed that many persons monopolizing parking designated for disabled persons for extended periods are either not disabled, or are not providing transportation for disabled persons at the time; and

Whereas, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Pittsburg charge fees at parking meters designated for disabled persons and set time limits for parking at these meters to curb abuses and to provide greater access to the benefit for more disabled ...

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