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Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
The Allentown Parking Authority owns and manages five parking garages in downtown/center city, Allentown and leases 29 surface lots plus one parking ramp which make up a total of over 4,020 parking spaces.
The Allentown Parking Authority currently regulates 1,500+ parking meters.
In 2008 the Allentown Parking Authority ...
The Allentown Parking Authority has also been criticized for disrupting commerce in Allentown’s Downtown "shopping district" by way of overzealous ticketing during standard business hours and unnecessary meter parking.
The Allentown Parking Authority has also been criticized for wasteful spending and flaunting its high-priced "Parking Enforcement Technology" while schools in the Allentown School District go under-funded
In December 2009 the site brokenladders.com called the Allentown Parking Authority a "Corrupt, Wasteful, Hypocritical, Nuisance" and launched a grassroots campaign to have the entity shut down.
The Allentown Parking Authority is governed by a 5-person Board of Directors, appointed by the Mayor of Allentown.