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Fruit Belt parking permits to be issued soon

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An outcry from Buffalo city residents has been heard by local politicians and lawmakers in Albany. Legislation has been passed allowing for a residential parking permit program covering the Fruit Belt neighborhood. An influx of employees for the developing Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus has caused parking issues. Common Council President Darius Pridgen states that the emergence of this issue is a positive sign.

"I believe it is the first permit parking in the City of Buffalo. That's a great thing to have, to have growth so much that you have to have residential parking permits. Some may see this as a negative. I see it as a huge positive."

Fruit Belt residents can register for a parking permit that will reserve a space on the street for them to be able to park near their homes. Progress toward approving the program has been labored, but implementation could come within a month.

Signs will soon be posted to indicate the appropriate parking areas.

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