Hollywood considers shrinking parking spaces



Hollywood’s parking spaces could be getting shorter.

As work continues on the side streets connecting A1A to the Broadwalk, dozens of parking spots are being lost.

To make up for them, the Hollywood City Commission is considering reducing the size requirements to squeeze as many into the available space as possible.

Instead of a parallel parking space 8 1/2 wide by 18 feet long, the new spaces would be 8 1/2 wide by 16 feet long.

“It’s an opportunity to save as many parking spaces as possible,” said Community Redevelopment Agency Director Jorge Camejo. “Preserving parking has been recognized as a top priority.”

The parking issue, which will be taken up at 5 p.m. Wednesday, is one of several items that will be discussed at Hollywood’s commission meeting.

Other items on the agenda include:

• The commission will consider giving initial approval to a contract between the Hollywood Professional Firefighters Union and the city that would cost $4.6 million, which includes raises and a retirement plan.

• Hollywood commissioners will look at different disposal options for solid waste. Hollywood is now part of the county’s interlocal agreement for solid waster services. The agreement, however, ends July 2. The city will now consider whether to sign another interlocal agreement with Broward County, go with Waste Services of Florida, Inc., or piggyback on Miramar’s contract for waste services from Sun-Bergeron Solid Waste Services JV.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.

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