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Residents won't benefit from parking system

The CoJ will receive just over a quarter of the revenue generated by its new paid parking scheme.

A Johannesburg metro police officer gives a fine. Picture: EWN
City of Johannesburg,paid parking,Pieter de Klerk
Local

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg will receive just over a quarter of the revenue generated by its new paid parking scheme.

On Wednesday, the municipality elaborated on the implementation of its plans in an attempt to address some of the concerns raised by outraged residents and businesses.

The project will be rolled out to over some 20 areas.

The system will be rolled out in Rosebank, Roodepoort, Melville, Florida, Norwood and Fordsburg.

The project is already active in Braamfontein.

City of Johannesburg legal advisor Pieter de Klerk said nearly three quarters of the money from paid parking will go to Ace Parking - the private company contracted to operate the system.

He said the rest of the funds will not necessarily be used for road maintenance.

But businesses and residents said they were not consulted about the system.

They are also angry that they will not directly benefit from the funds.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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