Penticton considering free parking for veterans

Penticton City staff are recommending formalizing of a policy allowing free parking for veterans in the city at next week's regular council meeting.
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PENTICTON - Penticton City Council will be asked to approve a policy aimed at giving veterans a break on parking at next week’s regular council meeting.

Staff will ask council to formalize a process that has been taking place in the city since July of 2013, when council then approved a staff recommendation to allow for free parking of veterans displaying a valid B.C. veterans license plate.

Bylaw officers have been following the process since that time and staff are now asking City Council to formalize the process with a “free parking with veteran plates” policy.

The recommendation will be put to council at the March 5 regular meeting.

Estimates are the new policy would result in paid parking revenue losses of approximately $2,000 annually.

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