FREE GREEN P PARKING PERK CONTINUES FOR CITY COUNCILLORS, TPA BOARD MEMBERS

Jan 30, 2019

By Jane Brown

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Mayor John Tory has said in the past that Toronto residents are rightly “aggravated when they see some city employees getting free parking at Green P lots on what look like fairly flimsy reasons, while everyone else doesn’t.”

At a meeting of the Toronto Parking Authority Tuesday, board members voted to continue handing out free parking passes to themselves, some former board members, city councillors and retired employees with 20 years or more service.

Members did vote to discontinue free passes to former board members who ended their service post 2014, long time staff who left before retirement and city officials.

The TPA report argues there is a good reason to continue with free city owned parking for councillors, since there are fewer of them now with the smaller 25 member council.

Meantime, all other drivers are paying more for Green P parking. Members voted to increase half hour parking rates at 8 high-usage lots including Toronto City Hall.

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