The Budapest assembly decided on Wednesday that local council service providers will be exclusively authorised to oversee parking fees and collect fines.
The proposal submitted by Mayor Gergely Karácsony was approved with 18 votes in favour, one against and 13 abstentions, and will be implemented next July.
The amendment to parking regulations also involves reducing the number of parking meters.
Budapest assembly approves homeless winter care measures
Budapest’s new municipal assembly unanimously voted to support measures proposed by the mayor to improve winter care of the city’s homeless.
The measures include the coordinated disinfection of night shelters, ensuring accessibility to care facilities and increasing the number of active recovery beds.
The assembly has approved 47 million forints (EUR 140,000) for the project.
The assembly, however, rejected a proposed survey of capacity for emergency winter placement of elderly homeless people needing care in old people’s homes run by the municipality.