Fairfax City Residents Could Soon Find Parking Relief
Ordinance approved by City Council makes it easier for residents to form new parking districts, or attach to one that already exists.
Fairfax City residents who have long complained about their inability to find parking may soon find relief coming their way.
At its Tuesday meeting, the council approved a change in the city’s parking permit ordinance that will make it easier for neighborhoods to become part of existing parking districts.
Residents complained that they were having trouble finding parking spaces near their homes because they were being taken by George Mason University students – who took advantage of the free street-side parking.
Brian Lubkeman, city attorney, said the modifications will allow areas smaller than a city block to create a parking district or attach themselves to an existing one.
The city previously prohibited areas smaller than a block from creating a district.
The ordinance also mandated each residential parking district be assigned a unique idenification number