The Attorney General Chambers has been sent the by-laws of the Georgetown City Council, which will cover the introduction of parking meters.
The Attorney General is expected to ensure that the by-laws are in keeping with the Laws of Guyana. Once the all clear is given, the by-laws will then be gazetted after cabinet’s examination.
State Minister Joe Harmon, made that announcement today after questioned by News Source on whether the government was in full agreement with the by-laws.
Mr. Harmon reminded that the municipal laws allow for the City Council to set up the marking meters system and to also set up by-laws. The by-laws were approved by the Minister of Communities.
The State Minister today said some features will have to be added to the by-laws because they do not currently exist in the present ones and those include parking for emergency, diplomatic and state vehicles.
A number of motorists and the newly formed group, Movement Against Parking Meters, have also raised concerns about some of the by-laws and the hefty fines attached to getting your vehicle back if it would have been towed away and the cost for removing the clamps from vehicles that would have been found to be breaking the by-laws governing the meters.
With regard to groups and organisations wanting areas close to them being made into parking meter free zones, Mr. Harmon said that is an issue that should be taken up with the Council.
He pointed to the recent successful representation that was made on behalf of teachers by their union.