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News - December 14, 2012

Palo Alto struggles with downtown's parking problem

City Council, planning commissioners seek solutions for dearth of parking spots

by Gennady Sheyner

With downtown residents up in arms about a dearth of parking in their neighborhoods, Palo Alto officials this week grappled with ways to solve the complex problem and came up with one solution: a one-year moratorium on a zoning exemption that lowered the parking requirements for new developments downtown.

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