Friday, June 20, 2014
Law wins first approval

In a 6-1 vote Tuesday night, city commissioners approved a new parking permit system that would force locals to buy a $10 yearly permit to park in Old Town spots marked "residential."

The proposal by Commissioner Jimmy Weekley requires two separate votes, however.

The county tax collector has agreed to sell the permits, which city staff says are now needed. The state's new design for license plates does not include the driver's home county. Right now, anyone with a Monroe plate may park in the residential spaces.

Only residents, Key West property owners and military personnel stationed here could buy decals.