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White Rock off-season parking pilot not renewed

A pilot program that offered non-resident off-season parking decals for the 2012-
A pilot program that offered non-resident off-season parking decals for the 2012-'13 season is not being repeated.
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White Rock residents who purchase annual parking passes have until Feb. 1 to renew their 2013 decals before bylaw officers start ticketing vehicles with expired passes.

But off-season non-resident passes are not available this year, due to a lack of interest in last winter's pilot program, city manager Dan Bottrill confirmed Friday.

The passes were offered for 2012-'13 off-season (Nov. 1-April 30) in the hopes of helping offset other changes to the pay-parking system.

The program needed to generate $45,000 to be viable – the equivalent of selling 250-260 of the $175-passes. Council members learned in July that only eight decals had been purchased, generating just $1,400.

"There wasn't a lot of uptake on that project," Bottrill said last week.

Residents' decals for 2014 – $42, including GST – are available at four city facilities: city hall, the White Rock Community Centre, Centennial Arena and the Kent Street Activity Centre.

 

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