The Council’s Pedestrian Committee approved a pair of ordinances Wednesday aimed at cracking down on parking and valet operators that have been shirking city taxes or operating illegally.

Parking Tax Clarity

Downtown parking garage operators claim mobile apps that allow drivers to find discounted parking spots have been evading city taxes, giving them an unfair advantage. Saying his office has been fielding many of those complaints, Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) sought to level the playing field with a change to the municipal code that clarifies companies like SpotHero and Parkwhiz must comply with the city’s parking tax.  

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