Macon City Council won’t be hearing a resolution Tuesday night that would have taken the city one step closer to installing parking meters downtown.
At the Ordinances and Resolutions Committee meeting Monday, council members voted against a proposed resolution from Macon Mayor Robert Reichert that would have referred a contract between the city and LAZ Parking to the council’s Public Properties Committee.
The agreement calls for LAZ to take over management of the Mulberry Street parking deck, put parking meters on certain downtown streets and create residential parking for downtown residents.
While council members acknowledged that residential parking is an important issue, they said they didn’t have enough information to refer the issue to a committee.
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Reichert can resubmit the proposal at the next Ordinances and Resolutions Committee meeting in two weeks.
In other council business Monday, the Appropriations Committee approved an ordinance to amend part of the city’s code of ordinances to increase the hotel-motel excise tax by 1 percent.
The move is necessary to collect the extra tax money that will provide money for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Douglass Theatre.
The tax increase goes into effect Sept. 1.