The system is broken - and we can fix it...

The city of Wilmington is in the process of becoming a truly awesome city - a place where entrepreneurs, artists, educators, and businesses create incredible things.

Since October of 2011, the citizens, business community, arts community, Wilmington City Officials, and others have been engaged in improving the parking and parking enforcement issues in the city of Wilmington.

Huge progress has been made and the direction we are going as a community is extremely positive!

This blog chronicles the efforts of all who helped make this happen...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Media Coverage on new city Proposals...

Here's a rundown of local media coverage since Wednesday's announcement about new parking enforcement proposals from the city of Wilmington:

Wilm. takes steps to ease parking concerns
By Amy Cherry/Frank Gerace

Baker Chief of Staff Bill Montgomery tells WDEL News people who protested parking enforcement met with officials and talked things out.


The City is also wrapping up work to replace and update signs. Now meters will reflect free parking in Wilmington on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Click Here for the complete story from WDEL

Wilmington addresses parking flap

Range of actions approved by activists

Written by
The News Journal

Organizers of an online campaign protesting Wilmington parking regulations gave their approval to city officials who on Wednesday said they have started a series of actions to ease the public's concerns about the city's parking enforcement being perceived as a revenue-raising mechanism.
The actions announced by Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker include training for parking officers, the posting of parking regulations on the city website, mailing notices to owners of ticketed vehicles within seven days explaining why they were cited as well as how to pay or appeal the violation and revisions to instructions on parking meters to indicate when people are not required to deposit coins in the meters -- on Saturdays, Sundays and designated holidays.
Click Here for the complete story from the News Journal.

Wilmington Mayor Reacts After Fox29 Report

Baker said PREOs will undergo additional training on how to properly enforce tickets, and when to disengage from a conversation when the issuance of a ticket is leading to of confrontation.
PREOs will soon begin to distribute informational brochures concerning parking,
Other measures by the city will include a concise list of parking regulations on its Web site ( ), changes to days when people can park without fees, extensions of parking times and new options for the appeals process. 

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