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Should city employees pay to park at City Hall?

Next week, City Council will be asked to approve charging for parking at the Civic Centre and all other city buildings
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FILE PHOTO: Ward 3 councillor Matthew Shoemaker. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday
Two city councillors say it's time to start charging city employees to park at the Civic Centre and all other city-owned buildings.
In a resolution to be presented at Monday's meeting of City Council, Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Shoemaker and his Ward 5 counterpart Frank Fata say the idea was suggested by residents in recent feedback on downtown parking.

"Many residents noted that Algoma University, Sault College, the Sault Area Hospital, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, Group Health Centre and many other entities within the city charge employees for parking," the councillors say.

"The city must collect revenue wherever possible to offset tax increases," their resolution states.

Monday's City Council meeting will be livestreamed by SooToday starting at 4:30 p.m.