The Georgetown City Council is now being called upon to show cause why its parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions should not be quashed.
Chief Justice (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards today granted an Order nisi of certiorari asking the City Council to show cause why its decision to enter into an agreement with Smart City Solutions and to make amendments for the setting up of parking meters in Georgetown, should not be quashed.
The Chief Justice also granted a similar order, asking the City Council and the Town Clerk to show cause why there should not be a quashing of a decision by the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown and the Town Clerk, authorizing the Town Clerk to sign and operationalise contracts with Smart City Solutions for the establishment of parking meters in Georgetown and all acts and things caused to be done thereafter flowing from that decision.
The Court action was filed by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran on behalf of resident, Mohendra Arjune.
Legal sources have pointed out that the orders granted by the Chief Justice have put a temporary hold on the parking meter contract and restrains the City Council from taking any further action in relation to enforcing the contract.
The matter has been fixed to come up before Justice Brassington Reynolds on February 27, 2017 for full hearing.
That hearing will see the Attorneys for the applicant as well as Attorneys for the City Council and Town Clerk, putting forward their arguments. It will be up to Justice Reynolds to decide whether the application be made absolute.