Town staff had proposed a two-year paid parking pilot project, along with other changes to waterfront parking rules, as a way to address the pandemic-inspired increase in visitors. As residents flocked to the water last summer, staff said people were parking outside designated areas, overflowing onto nearby residential streets and parking after dark.
But Ward 5 councillor Marc Grant questioned the staff approach to resolving the issues.
“There’s a bit of wrong-headedness in the idea of paid parking for an area where many people have contributed their tax dollars and want to spend time,” he said. “I’m glad we’re sending this back, and I’m glad we’re looking at other options.”