Game Day Parking Problems
Barton Thrasher and his family have been selling game day parking spaces to Gator fans around the University of Florida for the past 60 years.
He doesn't understand why there's suddenly a problem with a system that has been in place for so long.
Thrasher says, "...there's more issues today than there was back in 1952, they're more nit-picky about things. About jumping the curbs, about trash, you never heard about that stuff a long time ago, but now it seems like it's the biggest problem in the world."
A complex problem that Gainesville City Commissioners and members of the Community Redevelopment Committee have been scratching their heads over for the past year.
Issues of blocked spots preventing safe entries and exits, curb jumping, and distribution of alcohol as part of parking deals have spurred a push for amendments to Gainesville land development codes.
The proposed amendment will require property owners to sign a notarized form before they or their tenants purchase a permit allowing them to sell parking spaces on private property on game days.
Current amendment suggestions affect parking on Gator home football games and graduation ceremonies.
Chris Gilmore TV20 News.
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