published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Atlanta could lose millions over parking dispute

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta stands to get far less money from a parking enforcement company if a ruling from an independent arbitrator holds up.

The city could have to pay back about $3.5 million and would see its cut of parking tickets and towing fees reduced each month after that, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported (http://bit.ly/suHyD6).

The ruling is the latest development in a long-running dispute between the city and ParkAtlanta, the company it hired to handle parking enforcement.

In the wake of complaints about tough parking enforcement, city leaders put restrictions on the company's operations such as no more enforcement on Sundays.

But those changes to the terms of the deal led to disputes over how much the company should have to pay the city.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Kasim Reed called the cut in payouts "excessive" and said the city would pursue a more favorable outcome.

The city is continuing to negotiate with ParkAtlanta to reach a mutually acceptable financial adjustment, said the spokeswoman, Sonji Jacobs Dade. Meanwhile, the city's law department is also reviewing "all legal options" related to the decision and the contract, she said.

ParkAtlanta said it agreed with the independent arbitrator's decision on revenue adjustments, but would continue to work with the city to resolve the issue "fairly and amicably."

Both sides are scheduled to discuss the matter the week of Nov. 28.

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GeorgiaRebel said...

More taxation by citation, but this time using mercenaries to do the collection and enforcement.

November 23, 2011 at 4:38 p.m.
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