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Davneport to charge for downtown parking

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DAVENPORT (KWWL) -- Davenport might soon start charging people to park downtown again.

The city stopped charging drivers to park downtown eight months ago, and the number of cars visiting the city center jumped eight percent in that time.

Officials say the free passes might have to stop, though, because of an ongoing debt of over $10 million from parking ramps built several years ago.

The city is now debating whether to go back to some paid parking spots or use tax dollars to pay off the debt.

Mayor Bill Gluba prefers using taxes, but several aldermen say they don't want to use tax dollars instead of parking revenue to retire the debt.

Gluba says a final decision won't come until next spring at the earliest.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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