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The city of Albuquerque says it has changed a controversial new policy requiring residents to pay $25 for on-street parking permits in certain neighborhoods.
Officials now say the fee will apply only to those using a new online permitting system. Residents can avoid the fee by making an in-person, by-appointment visit to the city’s Parking Enforcement Division office.
The city changed the policy to include a free, in-person permitting option on Friday – the same day the Journal reported on the new fee, which was implemented in June after years of free permitting. Residents in one affected neighborhood had complained it was excessive and instituted with little to no notification.