West Virginia Governor Rejects Parking Increase Proposal

Jun 22, 2018

Update from Jun. 21, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has quashed a proposal to raise parking rates for state employees.

The state Department of Administration proposed the increase June 11 as well as higher fines for some parking violations. The plan was to have been open for public comment for one month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on the proposal Tuesday, and Justice's office said in a news release that he ordered it withdrawn as soon as he found out about it. The withdrawal is effective Thursday.

Monthly parking for state employees at the Capitol complex and all other off-campus locations with paid parking would have risen from $20 to $25. Fines for some parking violations would have also gone up, some more than doubling.

Original Post from Jun. 21, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.

A rule change has been proposed for West Virginia state employees that would increase the monthly parking cost by 25 percent.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the proposal was filed June 11 and is open to public comment through July 11.

Monthly parking for state employees at the Capitol complex and all other off-campus locations with paid parking would rise from $20 to $25. Fines for some parking violations would also go up. Parking in legislative spaces, parking in no-parking areas and improper parking would be subject to fines of $25, up from $10.

The fine for overtime parking at metered visitor parking spaces would increase from $5 to $10.

The current metered parking rate of 50 cents per hour would not increase.