Residents ask Commission to consider metered parking in Historic - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Residents ask Commission to consider metered parking in Historic Downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Residents in Augusta are raising concerns about parking downtown. One resident planned to bring a proposal to the commissioners asking for metered parking in the historic downtown area. Commissioners agree that the city should make a plan to regulate parking.  A similar plan was brought to the commission in 2014 but no action was made.  Commissioner Marion Williams says he is willing to look into the proposal. 

 " Yeah i think we need to regulate parking. A lot of people don't understand that but every city has the parking regulated. You cant just let people park all day. People park their cars and go to work, people carpool and leave their cars. So yeah, I think parking meters are really going to help this city moving forward," said Marion Williams, Augusta Richmond County Commissioner.

The person who planned to give the proposal at today's meeting will try again at the next commission meeting.

Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • ECSO: Potential threat to 'SHS" not intended for Swainsboro High School

    ECSO: Potential threat to 'SHS" not intended for Swainsboro High School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:43 AM EST2018-02-22 05:43:30 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Emanuel County Sheriff's Office says there is no credible threat against Swainsboro High School.  The Sheriff's Office put up a post on Facebook Wednesday night saying there are reports on social media related to a potential threat occurring at "SHS" today, Thursday, February 22. 

    More >>

    The Emanuel County Sheriff's Office says there is no credible threat against Swainsboro High School.  The Sheriff's Office put up a post on Facebook Wednesday night saying there are reports on social media related to a potential threat occurring at "SHS" today, Thursday, February 22. 

    More >>
  • 2 Merriwether Middle students charged after fight on school bus

    2 Merriwether Middle students charged after fight on school bus

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:31 PM EST2018-02-21 19:31:20 GMT
    school bus, Source: WFXGschool bus, Source: WFXG

    Two Merriwether Middle School students are being charged after an altercation on a school bus in Edgefield County. School officials say the altercation happened Tuesday afternoon as the bus was returning students to their homes after school.

    More >>

    Two Merriwether Middle School students are being charged after an altercation on a school bus in Edgefield County. School officials say the altercation happened Tuesday afternoon as the bus was returning students to their homes after school.

    More >>
  • 2 arrested in Waynesboro drug bust

    2 arrested in Waynesboro drug bust

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:49 AM EST2018-02-21 05:49:04 GMT
    Nathaniel Herrington (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Nathaniel Herrington (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    Two men have been arrested and charged after a drug bust in Waynesboro on Tuesday. The Burke County Narcotics and Criminal Investigations Divisions concluded an ongoing drug investigation at a home on the 900 block of Highway 56. 

    More >>

    Two men have been arrested and charged after a drug bust in Waynesboro on Tuesday. The Burke County Narcotics and Criminal Investigations Divisions concluded an ongoing drug investigation at a home on the 900 block of Highway 56. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly