eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News: Watch Live Stream

Local

Legislation Giving Every Philadelphia Hotel a Free Parking Space is Pulled

View Comments
(Car parked outside the Latham Hotel, in center city Philadelphia.  File photo)

(Car parked outside the Latham Hotel, in center city Philadelphia. File photo)

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn
Mike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A bill that would give Philadelphia hotels exclusive use of a single on-street parking space failed to advance today after a City Council hearing.

The plan before City Council’s Streets Committee would have reserved a single parking space for a hotel-owned car near every hotel to give complimentary local trips to guests.

“In order for the Philadelphia hotel industry to keep up with other cities, the dream of a reserved hotel vehicle parking space, we feel, needs to be a reality,” Steven Pollack, an attorney for the Latham Hotel at 17th and Walnut Streets (photo), told the committee.

But Rick Dickson of the Philadelphia Parking Authority said public parking spaces should be for the public.

“To reserve it for a vehicle which will be parked 90 percent of the time displaces dozens of other vehicles,” he said.

And, he added, it would only increase double-parking in front of hotels.

The sponsor of the bill, Councilman Frank DiCicco, opted to hold the bill in light of the opposition from both the Parking Authority and the Nutter administration.

Reported by KYW City Hall bureau chief Mike Dunn

Top Content On CBSPhilly

View Comments