City of Columbus holding public meeting to discuss future of downtown parking

City of Columbus holding public meeting to discuss future of downtown parking

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The City of Columbus will hold a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the future of parking in the downtown area.

Columbus Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin says citizens can expect to city to talk about recommendations the city has in regard to parking, including the topic of bringing pay meters back to downtown Columbus.

“We have plenty of parking spaces, but the issue is everybody wants to park on the street and not in any of the parking garages or the off-street availability. So, that makes it a little bit more complicated,” said Goodwin.

Goodwin says the area hasn’t seen parking meters since the 1980s, but the council feels like it’s a good time to bring them back due to the increase in businesses and people in downtown Columbus.

The public meeting will be held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center at 6 p.m.

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