Roanoke City Council adopts changes to City Code regarding parking

Roanoke Valley News
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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — PARK Roanoke has announced that Roanoke City Council has adopted changes to the City Code regarding parking in the Star City.

Sec. 20-67. — Parking on streets and highways generally.

Code currently reads:

“(g)No person shall permit a vehicle or motorcycle under the person’s control to be parked for a time period longer than that specified on regulatory traffic signs without either: (1) moving the vehicle a minimum of five hundred (500) feet from the parking space or zone, or (2) vacating the original parking space or zone for ten (10) minutes.

Code changing to:

“(g)It is not permitted to park any vehicle or motorcycle in any restricted or prohibited parking area for a period of spell in excess of the maximum time shown for the parking area as indicated on sign posted on the street where the parking area is located. No person shall permit a vehicle or motorcycle under the person’s control to be parked for a time period longer than that specified on regulatory traffic signs without: (1) moving the vehicle a minimum of five hundred (500) feet from the parking space originally occupied, and (2) vacating the original parking space for a minimum of two (2) hours.”

Sec. 20-91, — Appeal of parking violations

Code currently reads:

“Any person issued a parking citation for any violation under this article, may appeal such citation, by filing an administrative appeal with the city manager or personnel serving under contract with the city, or by initiating an appeal with the general district court, such appeal to be initiated through the city department designated by the city manager or personnel serving under contract with the city, no later than sixty (60) days from the issuance of such citation.”

Code changing to:

“Any person issued a parking citation for any violation under this article, may appeal such citation, by filing an administrative appeal with the City Manager or personnel serving under contract with the city, such appeal to be initiated through the city department designated by the City Manager or personnel serving under contract with the city, no later than ten (10) days from the issuance of such citation.   If the original appeal is denied by the City Manager or personnel serving under contract with the city, any person issued a parking citation may request an appeal with the General District Court up to the thirtieth (30) day from the date of the original citation being issued. Such appeal to be initiated through the city department designated by the City Manager or personnel serving under contract with the city.”

The changes go into effect on April 1.

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