Local Conservative, Labour and UKIP councillors running the City Council have voted through plans to charge residents for the first permit in resident car parking zones.
Local Lib Dems think there are different ways of raising money for the city council which would keep the first car parking permits free.
Lib Dems think it would be better to cut senior management at the council, councillors perks and the extra support staff for the new Council Leader.
On Thursday 8th January the Conservative transport boss, Cllr Ken Ellcome, decided to go ahead with a consultation on residents parking but proposed only two options: either you pay a new fee for a car parking permit or lose your scheme altogether.
The option to keep the parking schemes as they are was dismissed.
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Last night at a 'behind-closed-doors' meeting was held about the MB/MC Parking Zones in Central Southsea Ward by Portsmouth Tory Transport boss Cllr Ken Ellcome for hand-picked residents (only 3 showed up 2 from outside the parking zones)
Lib Dem Central Southsea Ward resident and campaigner, Suzy Horton, Cllr Margaret Adair and Cllr Lee Hunt turned up to the meeting. Cllr Ellcome admitted the three Central Southsea Ward Councillors, were deliberately NOT invited, but since they were there they were allowed to stay. There was no official council note-taker of this 'behind-closed-doors' meeting, nor an agenda. The meeting also excluded residents who contacted the Council wanting to attend and who signed the nearly 2,000-name petition to keep MB/MC parking zones.
I/We the undersigned oppose Conservative/Labour/UKIP plans to charge for a first residents parking permit.