The Atlanta City Council for motorists who leave their vehicles parked at expired meters.
The council's decision — approved Monday — came despite a steady chorus of concern from residents who, for the last several weeks recounted tale after tale of difficulties with PARKatlanta, the group hired by the city to run parking enforcement.
The city is looking to recoup $4 million it lost following an arbitrator's decision that PARKatlanta did not need to pay roughly 75 percent what it was originally contracted to pay the city.
Some members of the city council felt the city needed to fix the problems with PARKatlanta first, rather than reach into motorists' pockets for more money.
How East Atlanta Patch's City Council representatives voted:
- Natalyn Archibong - No
- Kwanza Hall - Did not attend
- Carla Smith - Yes
- Alex Wan - No
What do you think the city should have done?