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City cancels parking contract, suing Aparc Systems

Posted: December 20, 2013 - 12:11pm
A pedestrian passes one of the newly-installed parking register kiosks in downtown Juneau earlier this year. The City and Borough of Juneau announced Friday that it is officially cancelling its contract with Aparc Systems after years of effort failed to produce a fully operational parking solution for downtown Juneau.  Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
A pedestrian passes one of the newly-installed parking register kiosks in downtown Juneau earlier this year. The City and Borough of Juneau announced Friday that it is officially cancelling its contract with Aparc Systems after years of effort failed to produce a fully operational parking solution for downtown Juneau.

The City and Borough of Juneau announced Friday that it is officially cancelling its contract with Aparc Systems after years of effort failed to produce a fully operational parking solution for downtown Juneau.

In addition to cancelling the contract, city officials have filed a complaint for damages in Juneau Superior Court.

“We’ll continue to keep the community informed as we transition into a long term temporary parking plan. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be replacing parking signs, covering existing parking meters, creating new hourly parking areas and installing coin parking pay stations,” City Manager Kim Kiefer said in the press release.

In the meantime, there will be a “parking holiday” downtown for on-street parking, though visitors are asked to limit their time to two hours so others can use the parking spaces in the core as well. Loading zone, one-hour and 15-minute parking spaces will still be enforced as usual, and passes will still be needed for the downtown parking garages.

Kiefer will begin working with the Assembly over the next few months to find a new parking solution for downtown Juneau.

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

• Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew.woolbright@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reportermatt.

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