City Council considers changes in parking ordinance

December 1, 2011 4:08:40 AM PST
City Council is scheduled to hear arguments today as it considers overhauling its parking ordinance.

The city's parking commission is considering a requirement that would call for more parking spaces at new bars and restaurants. The ordinance would not affect businesses that are already open.

Opponents say the changes would hurt small business owners who lack the funds to rent or buy more land.

The proposal could go up for a vote by the end of the year.