Monday, April 28, 2014

Paid parking returning to the Oxford Square

The Board of Alderman voted earlier this month to implement paid parking on the Square from 10 AM to 10 PM, but not everyone is on board. 

Parking on the Square has been an ongoing issue in Oxford for some time. Since the removal of parking meters in the 1960s, parking has been what City Parking Manager Matt Davis called "a free-for-all" with minor regulation and no collection of revenue for the city.

But that is soon to change as over 300 parking meters are set to be put up around the Square and surrounding side streets by August as part of an effort to raise money for a future parking garage. According to an article in the Oxford Eagle, the Board of Alderman spent over $300,000 to purchase these meters. Not everyone is so quick to agree with this new policy. Pete Porter has more on that story.

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