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Lack of interest puts parking group on hold

David Bunker
Sierra Sun

Truckee’s downtown paid parking commission is on hold because of a shortage of applicants.

After all the opinions that have been voiced over paid parking, the Town of Truckee only received eight applications for a commission they envisioned as a nine-member body.

“With all the controversy and discussion over downtown paid parking, I am concerned that we have not had more interest,” said town councilman Josh Susman.

The council decided to wait another month to give more people a chance to apply for the commission.

The applicants included two restaurant owners, four real estate professionals, a shop owner and a service business representative.

“I agree [the applications are] weighted in certain interests,” said Mayor Beth Ingalls.

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The council expects to review the applications again in May.

The parking commission, when formed, will review downtown parking district issues and recommend action to the town council.

The formal commission will replace the downtown parking committee, which reviewed parking issued before meters were installed downtown.