While plans to beef up parking enforcement around the Square began around May, the new, stricter laws started officially in the last quarter of 2012 with a new parking management company taking over enforcement of the two-hour parking limit in premium spots around the Square. (December 31, 2012, Page 1, 12)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)
Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)
The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission will present a new plan to help moderate parking on the Square that consists of tougher enforcement of the current two-hour parking limit. (July 16, 2012, Page 1,5)
Amanda Lewis Hyneman, a member of the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee, sends an open letter to the Oxford Board of Alderman giving them her take on the parking situation downtown and around the Square and options to consider. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)
Timothy R. Wallace writes to encourage the city not to implement paid parking in the downtown area, saying that not having paid marking is one of the things that makes the Square so special. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)
Comments for and against, and questions about the city’s plan to implement paid parking to help manage parking issues on the Square where heard for about an hour Tuesday night during a public hearing at City Hall. (May 16, 2012, Page 1, 14)