Enforcement of Milwaukee’s night parking restrictions will resume November 2.
It comes after a 14-to-1 vote by the Common Council on October 13 for its reinstatement.
It was suspended on March 19, when all timed, metered, day and night parking restrictions were halted as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works says resuming night parking restrictions will assist in their efforts to perform leaf collections and street sweeping, and eventually snow and ice removal.
The restriction means a permit is needed to park on city streets, where it is allowed, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost of a permit is $55 for 12 months, or $20 for four months.
To get people prepared for the return of night parking restrictions, warnings will be placed on vehicles that would be in violation through November 1.
The only council member not to vote for the resumption of night parking regulations was Alderman Khalif Rainey. In a statement, Rainey says he does not want to add an additional financial burden on thousands of city residents during the pandemic who will now need to pay for a permit.
“The vote (Tuesday) was not a difficult one for me,” writes Rainey, “and I will continue to stand up for my constituents and for what I believe is right and just.”