Proposal cuts some Blacksburg parking fees

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Parking could be free for people who live in Blacksburg. The town is considering free parking permits for homeowners or renters who need street parking.

They are currently $25 each. The proposal allows two permits for divers and a $5 charge for extras.

Changes could also come to the application process.

"It makes it very clear on how we require you to demonstrate residency on those blocks as well so that just helps our staff and it also helps the citizens so it's very clear on what they need in order to show that they live there," said Matt Hanratty, the Assistant to the Blacksburg Town Manager.

A new design would also make it harder to create counterfeit permits. Town council will vote on the changes next week.