UPDATE: Hybrid Parking Discussions Scrapped
Linick to push for electric car charging stations
Updated Friday, April 22
Councilman Brian Linick has withdrawn his effort to designate parking spots for hybrid cars at city buildings in Beachwood.
He said Thursday that council had not supported the measure, but he would refocus his efforts toward installing recharging stations for electric cars at city buildings.
The Beachwood Building and Grounds Committee will consider the feasibility of offering parking spots for hybrid cars at city buildings at an upcoming meeting.
Councilman Brian Linick suggested the spots, which would be designated in spots closest to the entrances of city facilities like the Community Center, City Hall and the Family Aquatic Center, at Monday’s council meeting.
“I think this could be the first step in what will become a more comprehensive approach,” said Linick Wednesday. “I think a lot of people want to do things to be green but they just don’t know what steps to take.”
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is one Beachwood business that has spots just for hybrids.
This will be the first official discussion about the feasibility of adding hybrid spots and the committee will consider other implications of the suggestion, said Linick, such as how it would gel with building and zoning codes.
“From the city’s perspective – really from every perspective – it’s a great business investment,” said Linick.
The building and grounds committee meeting is Thursday, April 21 at 8 a.m. in City Hall’s Conference Room B and is open to the public.