The Georgetown City Council held its first statutory meeting yesterday since the government’s suspension of the parking meter project and Mayor Patricia Chase Green made it clear that she is in full support of the government decision and the Council will respect the decision.
She said she does not believe the Council should do otherwise.
The Mayor also used yesterday’s meeting to sound a warning to councilors about appearing in the press and on social media to make untrue statements about her.
She said she will not be tolerating that move any longer and will use the law to address any such matters in the future.
Chase-Green was out of the country when the government announced the suspension of the parking meter by-laws, which brought a halt to the entire project.
The suspension will last for three months and during the suspension period there is to be full renegotiation of the contract and widespread consultations with citizens of Georgetown.
The parking meter company, smart city solutions, has already been forced to lay off the 60 persons who worked as wardens with the project.
The Movement Against Parking Meters has indicated that it will continue to push for a full revocation of the parking meter contract.