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City Council Approves Parking Meters Along Washington Avenue

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Wednesday, members of the Houston City Council voted to approve the installation of parking meters along the Washington Avenue corridor.

The vote came as apart of a pilot program titled, the Washington Parking Benefit District (PBD) program. The program’s primary objective is to work to solve the busy and congested parking problems that plague the Washington Avenue corridor.

Mayor Annise Parker has met with members from various Houston city departments and stakeholders since Sept. 2011 in efforts to find solutions for the busy corridor. The area seems to be plagued with parking issues on a consistent basis. A final plan of resolution was submitted to the City Council last week.

The city of Houston is scheduled to install 45 pay stations for 350 spaces. The installations will take several months and should be ready for use by April of 2013.

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