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Decision to move Travis County employee parking from assigned to zoned still not decided

Some Travis County employees are not pleased with a new plan to create 'zoned' instead of 'assigned' parking.

According to staff, the plan would allow the county a way to easily accommodate all employees who wanted a spot, but employees used to assigned parking are balking at the plan. Commissioner Gerald Daugherty isn't sympathetic to the complaints, saying Travis is the only large urban county to provide parking for their employees, "If you've got to walk a few blocks, that might be good for you. But if you can to walk a couple of blocks and have a free parking space...Good God!"

The county owns the parking garages where employees park, so there is no charge to provide them. Staff says there may be enough spaces left over to lease out and make money on. Commissioners could not agree on paying a 100 dollar stipend per month for employees to give up their spots and take public transportation.

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