For several decades, it's been forbidden in Framingham to park on any street in town for more than two hours, unless otherwise noted.
But is the ban more of a nuisance than a help? The town has hired consultants to do a $50,000 study of the question, which should be completed by the end of the year. The Board of Selectmen will also hold a public hearing on Sept. 23 to seek input on the matter.
The public is being asked to provide feedback on the ban at the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. in the Ablondi Room of the Memorial Building at 150 Concord Street. At the meeting, the board will also consider whether to enforce the two-hour limit between now and the end of the year when the parking study is completed.
Anyone who cannot attend the meeting but would like to offer an opinion is being encouraged to do so by letter or by e-mail. The town's mailing address is 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
-- Tanya Perez-Brennan