With two City Councillors opposing the move, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council on Wednesday afternoon approved the amended parking meter by-laws by majority vote.
The approval will now allow for the amended by-laws to be published for public viewing and paves the way for the return of parking meters in the Capital City, Georgetown once full approval is granted by the Ministry of Communities.
During the special meeting, four Councillors alone contributed to the debate with three of them opposing any move to support the by-laws in its current form.
Those opposing the amended by-laws were Councillor Khame Prakash Sharma and Bishram Kuppen.
The two argued that the by-laws were in support of a contract that still remains unfair to citizens.
Mayor Patricia Chase-Green insisted the contract was binding and could not be wished away.
Councilor Malcolm Ferriera asked that Councilors await the ruling of the Court before moving forward.
When the matter was put to a vote, 13 Councilors voted in favor, while two voted against and two abstained. A number of other Councillors were absent.
The bylaws will now be posted at City Hall, the National Library and all other public buildings for viewing by citizens who will be afforded an opportunity to review and give feedback.
At the last statutory meeting a vote on the bylaws was deferred to give Councillors more time to study them.
The amendments will now see persons paying $150 per hour and $800 for eight hours of parking in the City.
Meanwhile, residents of the city would be issued with a restricted residential pass for free parking from 17:00-19:00hrs Monday to Friday, while parking will be free on Saturdays.
The Parking Meter contract was suspended shortly after it came into effect after citizens mounted protest action and called for a review of the contract and accompanying by-laws.
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