The City of Orlando will consider amending the Traffic and Parking Code and redefine the responsibilities of the Parking Division at the Monday, September 16 City Council Meeting.
Chapter 39 of the City Code provides for the regulation of traffic and parking in the City of Orlando and this new amendment to the code will expand the boundary of the Downtown Parking District which is under the responsibilities of the Parking Division Manager.
The reason for the changes is due to the increase of metered on-street parking stalls in Creative Village and the soon-to-rollout use of app-based parking tech which we told you about HERE.
The amendment also includes updates to the parking regulations for the use of parking meter tech and updates to the City divisions and titles to reflect the current organizational structure of the department. What it does not include, is a ban on large event parking on private lots as suggested by some local bloggers. You will still be able to pay $30 to park in a warehouse lot that is across the street from the soccer stadium. Everything is ok.
City spokesperson and constant Bungalower fact-checker/finger-wagger, Karyn Barber, told Bungalower that the ordinance is designed, “… to ensure that as the area around Creative Village continues to develop, the Parking Division will be able to effectively manage parking in the area and improve response time when issues arise.”