Assembly Decides Against Temporary Parking Manager

The Juneau Assembly has decided not to hire a temporary parking manager to try to find solutions to the city's downtown parking problems.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The Juneau Assembly has decided not to hire a temporary parking manager to try to find solutions to the city's downtown parking problems.


The downtown metered parking system cost about $400,000 when the contract was signed three years ago but hasn't worked as promised.


Users enter their license plate numbers into kiosks and pay for a certain amount of hours they want to park. The information is supposed to be transferred instantly to a central database and hand-held devices used by city employees to verify that parkers have paid. But a delay in communication between the devices means the system cannot be adequately enforced.


Assembly members opposed to hiring the parking manager cited the cost and lack of certainty it would be a temporary position.