Finding a parking spot downtown can be difficult, especially when there are special events happening.
That’s why Mayor Clive Tolley put forward a motion during Monday’s city council meeting to have city administration come back with a feasibility report to have angle parking on the 100 and 200 blocks of High Street East.
“I've noticed that High Street is the widest street in the city and angle parking is working effectively on the zero block of High Street East,” Tolley said.
“We're going to need increased parking downtown for our major events, including hockey games and concerts at Mosaic Place, Sidewalk Days and events at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.”
Tolley said his hope is to add parking spaces downtown, but the intent is to not add parking meters.
Coun. Dawn Luhning spoke to the motion, saying that her main concern is with the cost to convert the parking spaces to angle parking.
“I'm obviously hopeful that there will be some cost implications included in that report. I don't know if there would be or not if there's no intention of having parking meters,” Luhning said.
“If we can get more parking downtown, and this seems like a simple way to do it on those few blocks, I'll vote in favour of the motion to get the information at least and then I can make an informed is formed decision at that time.”
City council voted 6-0 in favour of getting a report from city administration. Coun. Crystal Froese was absent from the meeting.