During Thursday?s State of the Cities address, dealing with growth was a common theme across all cities of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. The mayors were asked how they plan to handle parking in the future.

North Dakota state law bans parking meters in any city, which means Fargo and West Fargo can’t have them. Mayor Tim Mahoney says he is okay with that, and they are looking at using smartphone apps to monitor and pay for parking.

“There may be a way in which we can regulate parking utilizing smart apps that you would park and it would be registered with our police, and how long, and what you do,? Mahoney explais. ?Then you would just have rules and regs about what you do for that. So, we’re looking at some applications about that and we wouldn’t even need parking meters.”

West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern said they don’t have a desire to add parking meters. Moorhead Mayor DelRae Williams says they haven’t talked about meters, but might consider adding more street parking.


Source: Valley News Live

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