Seniors parking permits questioned

The necessity of seniors parking permits came into question at Monday’s Nelson city council meeting.

The necessity of seniors parking permits came into question at Monday’s Nelson city council meeting.

Councillor Margaret Stacey asked city staff to look into how many permits there are. She said with an aging population, the number of permits may increase, causing revenue from parking metres to decrease.

Stacey said based on the permit numbers staff present, it would be worth looking at either increasing the price of the permits or abolishing them all together.

She joked she’s been told bringing up the issue of seniors parking permits might jeopardize her re-election.