The lack of parking in residential areas in Redwood City, like so many Bay Area cities, has become a huge issue and something has to be done.
Now, Redwood City may charge those residents to pay for those permits, essentially charging them to park on their own street.
Right now residents are only required to show proof that they live there and they pay nothing for that permit. It's free. But Redwood City now says so many people are requesting those parking permits that the city is considering charging people a fee just to cover the cost to administer the program.
The suggested amount for now is $60 a year and $30 after to renew.
One neighbor pointed out that residents should not have to pay for something caused by Stanford.
Carolyn McArdle talked to a Redwood City resident about it. Listen below: