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Mayor Adams plans to end 'Northwest parking wars'

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Mayor Sam Adams has vowed to put an end to a "25-year parking war" in Northwest Portland but it's going to cost drivers.

If the city council approves the plan, parking meters will be installed along Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues over the next year.

Under the plan:

  • The meters would be placed in the neighborhood between Northwest Everett and Pettygrove streets. Shoppers can pay for up to three hours for a total of $4.80.
  • Residents could pay $60 for an annual pass that allows them to park overnight.
  • Residential passes would not be viable on Northwest 21st and 23rd avenues.

In a city-wide survey, 57 percent of respondents said they are hesitant to visit the area because of parking issues.

"We on the city council need to address that," Adams said.

The purpose of the meters is to encourage turnover on existing parking spaces. The city council will look at the plan Thursday.

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