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Ask NOW: Resident irritated by three-hour parking limit

May 23, 2012

Is there a rumor you've heard that you would like to track down? Is there something in the community that needs to get fixed? Mary Malahy explains some of the mysteries of life in the Tosa area.

Resident irritated by three-hour parking limit

Issue: A reader who lives on 72nd Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Hillcrest Drive wrote to me because she is frustrated by a three-hour parking restriction on her residential street. She wants to know why this is in place and if it can be changed.

Status: I spoke with Bill Porter, director of public works, and he said the parking restriction has been in place for so long that he is unsure why it was originally enacted. But, he said, residents who are frustrated by a parking restriction can contact him to complain.

Porter said that in the past, residents have been more successful when they wrote a petition. He explained that this is because a petition shows that many people are upset by the restriction and it is not simply one person complaining.

After Porter is contacted he looks into it and can present the proposed change to the Traffic and Safety Committee.

If the committee approves it, the change will have a 90-day trial and will then be passed if the trial is successful.

Wauwatosa NOW .com

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