Columbus parking commission recommends rules go back into effect downtown

Columbus parking rules in the downtown area would be returning to the pre-pandemic normal under a proposal from the city’s recently formed parking commission.

The commission recommended last week that the rules go back into effect for downtown parking. Councilman Tom Dell said that would include the enforcement and ticketing for violations of the three-hour parking limit in prime downtown parking spots.

Commission members said that in the absence of enforcement, employees and business owners, rather than customers, have been taking up much of the available downtown parking.

The commission’s recommendation is set to be heard by the Board of Public Works and Safety when it meets this morning.