A pilot program in the 1st Ward that lets nonprofits near residential streets buy daily parking permits for its employees could be expanded through 2016 with two additional lakefront wards, under a proposal before the Council’s Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee today.
The ordinance introduced by Clerk Susana Mendoza would expand the pilot program to Ald. Tom Tunney’s 44th Ward (Lakeview) and Michele Smith’s 43rd Ward (Lincoln Park). Under the program, not-for-profits can buy up to 150 daily parking permits a month for its employees, or 30 stickers a month for each of up to five employees.
The rest of the committee’s agenda consists of routine parking matters. The meeting originally scheduled for noon was pushed to 1:30 pm and will now be held in the Council Chambers.