Veteran parking proposal before council
A proposal, submitted by Ward 12 councillor Shane Keating, is looking to give military personnel who have veteran plates on the vehicles a two hours' worth of free parking at Park Plus street lots each month.
Published Monday, October 15, 2012 11:51AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, October 15, 2012 3:44PM MDT
The City of Calgary is considering showing respect to the city's veterans by offering a term of free parking every month to the men and women who have served in the country's armed forces.
The motion, put forward by Ward 12 councillor Shane Keating, proposed an annual credit of $120 for veterans to be used at downtown ParkPlus street locations.
"When we sat down and looked at the possible implications. we looked at what could be done and we wanted to make sure that it was a gesture and not a financial bonus," says councillor Keating. "It's a simple gesture of saying 'thank-you very much'."
The free parking would only apply to vehicles with veteran licence plates installed.
Several other municipalities in Canada, including Lethbridge, already allow their veterans to park for free.