Title

"Cover Story" piece on parking, parking violations, parking tickets and habitual

Authors

Lael Morgan

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-22-1999

Pages

8, 9, 11, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on parking, parking violations, parking tickets and habitual offenders in the city of Portland. According to John Peverada, the city's parking manager, a 1998 study shows downtown, with approximtely 20,000 parking spaces, is about 500 spaces short of what's needed. But an advantage to the parking crunch for City Hall is that meter money, fines and city interests in parking garages grossed $3 million last year, and netted $1.7 million after expenses, which helps to keep property taxes down. Peverada said one metered space can produce between $25,000 to $95,000 a year in retail sales. With a "Portland Parking Q & A" and a list of Portland's 20 worst parking violators by name, number of violations, and the amount of fines outstanding.

Subjects

Automobile parking -- Portland

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