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A City Councilor used a parliamentary procedure July 9 to block his colleagues from voting
on a program designed to provide more parking for businesses, employers and customers in Newton’s villages.
Under the city’s shared parking proposal, a business or nonprofit that has excess parking would be allowed to rent parking through an app or private arrangement.
This would allow, for example, a church to rent spaces on weekdays to area employees or a bank to rent spaces to a restaurant for use in the evening
when the bank is closed.
Details of the proposal can be found here.

The pilot program was