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Will lawmakers re-evaluate new parking laws?

Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 17:46:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo common council is open to making changes to the new parking laws that it established on Wednesday, according to council president, Darius Pridgen.

The new laws include doubling the parking rate from $1 to $2, extending paid parking hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and eliminating many of the free parking spots near downtown and Canalside.

"If were not seeing turnover so people will want to come to the city of buffalo then this common council will be requesting from the commissioner of parking a new plan," Pridgen said.

He said the council demanded that the mayor's office conduct a review of the new laws in April. Lawmakers will revisit the parking overhaul and decide if they want to make any changes.