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Downtown Parking Advisory Commission

City OKs paid parking effort

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission and move forward with paid parking in the premium spots around the Square on Tuesday. (January 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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    Parking group OKs meters

    The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission’s approval of going to a paid parking system in Oxford makes it one step closer to becoming a reality for downtown Square parking. The commission approved using meters for paid parking and taking the operations back in-house Tuesday during their regular meeting. (January 8, 2014, Page 3)

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      City OKs parking garage site

      After reviewing a report from consultant Lee Burch on two viable sites for a parking garage in downtown Oxford, members of the Downtown Parking Advisory Commission all agreed the best site for the new proposed garage is behind City Hall. (August 5, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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        Parking commission nixes free tickets

        The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend to the Board of Aldermen do away with the free courtesy tickets that have been handed out to first-time overtime parking offenders since Standard Parking took over parking management in November as a way to retain some revenue. The commission also reviewed two possible sites for a parking garage and discussed paid parking at their regular meeting Friday. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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          10th St. OK’d for buses

          The Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Tuesday to allow band buses to park on 10th Street between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. with a permit. (March 6, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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            Stores want more parking near Square

            Business owners on the west side of the Square want more unrestricted parking spaces for their customers. (March 4, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Few bus spaces on Square

              The Downtown Oxford Parking Commission agreed to research the best answer on where to put band tour buses and catering trucks on the crowded Square. (December 10, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Being thankful for the problems we have

                With today Thanksgiving and the year winding down, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the big local issues – bike lanes, Ole Miss football and downtown parking – and writes that we, indeed, have lots to be thankful for even if we’re not all that pleased with everything going on. (November 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  New parking rules outlined for business owners

                  Members of the Downtown Oxford Council met Wednesday with officials from Standard Parking, the company hired this summer by the city to manage the parking around the Square to discuss the upcoming stricter parking enforcement set to begin in November. (October 19, 2012, Page 2A)

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                    City looks to give parking violators the boot

                    As the Oxford Board of Aldermen consider implementing a tougher parking enforcement program and hiring a parking management company, habitual overtime parking offenders could notice something is missing during their next trip to the Square — their car. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Thursday he has given authority to the Oxford Police Department to begin towing cars which have the highest amount of unpaid parking tickets from the Square. (July 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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