City Council Member Ralph Remington (10th Ward) and Minneapolis Public Works will host a meeting tonight from 7–8:30 p.m. at Joyce United Methodist Church at 31st and Emerson to discuss the proposed expansion of the critical (permit) parking area in the Calhoun neighborhood.
Currently the critical parking area includes the 3000 blocks of Emerson and Fremont avenues, and parking is restricted to vehicles with permits from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day.
The proposal would expand critical parking to include the 3100 and 3200 blocks of Emerson, Fremont, and Girard avenues and change enforcement times to 6 p.m. through 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
During critical parking hours, residents and their visitors must display a permit on their vehicles. Each resident may purchase two permits for their own use, and two additional permits for guests and service vehicles. Permits cost $25 annually plus an initial $10 fee.
The proposal will be considered by the City Council if a petition in favor of the proposal signed by 75 percent of area residents affected by the change is submitted to the city.
For more information about critical parking, visit the city’s website. For more information about the proposal being discussed tonight contact Council Member Remington’s office at 673-2210.