Topeka City Council postpones vote on charging for parking downtown

The Topeka City Council voted to wait on making a decision to charge for parking in downtown Topeka. This comes due to an ongoing parking study the city is undertaking.

City leaders had determined in a session of the infrastructure and public works meeting on the morning of May 17 to delay the vote. The vote has been delayed in the past, as the city of Topeka has flip-flopped on charging for parking in downtown.

“When we encountered this resolution the last time, the intent was to do an RFP for the garages, revisit the parking plan and do a lot of things in three months,” Councilman Neil Dobler said. “That proved to not be enough time.”

Dobler then brought forward a motion that would push the vote on this item to a meeting on Aug. 16.

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