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Police chief plans to issue downtown parking citations again

Albany's top cop wants changes to be made for parking in downtown. (Source: WALB) Albany's top cop wants changes to be made for parking in downtown. (Source: WALB)
Albany Police Chief Michael Persley (Source: WALB) Albany Police Chief Michael Persley (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's top cop wants changes to be made for parking in downtown.

Albany police chief Michael Persley went before the city commission on Tuesday.

He wants to make sure people who are coming downtown to handle business can find adequate parking.

Last year, police stopped writing tickets for people who parked too long in the one and two hour parking spots.

Now, they plan to start writing citations again for violators.

"We do have several parking areas around downtown Albany that are more conducive to long term parking. If it's anything that comes up to a special need, those can be worked out on a case by case basis," said Albany Police Chief Michael Persley.

Commissioner B.J. Fletcher has also spoken out about how downtown parking has been affecting business.

The parking fine will be $35.

Police will start enforcing the fines after Labor Day.

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