Legislation seeks tighter security requirements for downtown parking facilities
News release from Alderman Robert J. Bauman
Alderman Robert J. Bauman today introduced a Common Council substitute ordinance that would significantly tighten security requirements for downtown parking facilities.
The measure (Council File #171393) would require full-time attendants and regular patrols for larger parking facilities and would establish other key requirements, Alderman Bauman said.
“It is clear after recent vehicle break-ins and criminal activity at the Intermodal Station — as well as incidents downtown and in the Third Ward — that we need to require larger parking facility operators to substantially increase security for the protection of customers and the public,” Alderman Bauman said.
The security measures that would be required by the ordinance include full-time attendants and regular patrols for larger parking facilities, security lighting, video surveillance, gates for vehicle entry and egress, and an attendant-manned elevated surveillance platform for every 200 parking spaces in a surface lot.
Alderman Bauman’s legislation will be heard by the Public Works Committee on Wednesday, January 24 at 9 a.m. in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.
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