KC Cracking Down on Parking Violations
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City officials are cracking down on parking violations downtown after several months of lax enforcement.
The Kansas City Star reports that city officials acknowledge on-street parking enforcement has been lax for more than a year in part because there are only two parking control officers handling the downtown area.
But the city is gearing up to hire four more enforcement officers for that area as part of a larger parking reform strategy that's been in the works awhile.
Councilman Jim Glover says too many downtown employees park all day for free in short-term spots and take up space needed for visitors or customers of downtown businesses and restaurants. And because they rarely get a ticket, there's little incentive to move into parking garages.