Davidson County Clerk’s Office to provide green parking permits

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 7:38pm
Staff reports

Beginning July 1, the Davidson County Clerk’s Office will provide “green parking” permits to those who own clean technology vehicles, including hybrid vehicles that use both electric and gasoline engines for power, or non-hybrid vehicles that get very high gas mileage and have very low exhaust emissions.

Applications for the permits, which provide access to free meter parking in downtown Nashville’s Central Business Improvement District, are available at the clerk’s main office in the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 Second Ave. S. and at all five satellite locations. The permits are available for private passenger vehicles and may be purchased for an annual fee of $10. The permits are valid for a period of one year and shall be issued at the time the motor vehicle is registered. 

“Metro Council members Jason Holleman and Mike Jameson worked to make this program a reality, and I’m glad that the clerk’s office is part of this step to make Nashville a green city,” John Arriola, Davidson County clerk, said in a release. “There are close to 35,000 eligible cars registered in Davidson County, so I hope residents will take full advantage of the opportunity, and that this will provide further incentive to consider clean technology vehicles.”

For more information, visit http://nashvilleclerk.com/motor-vehicles/green-parking-permit/.

7 Comments on this post:

By: HokeyPokey on 6/16/11 at 5:48

Hey you in the clunker you can hardly afford! Meter's over here, drop them coins in or yer busted!

Now, Mr and Ms clean car owner, drive right up and park free. Can we wipe your windows for you while you're gone?

HP

By: budlight on 6/16/11 at 7:08

One more program benefitting the rich and powerful. Wonder if any democrats are getting these parking permits for $10 or if they are all Republicans? I'd bet the "clean cars" all have Obama stickers on them.

By: frodo on 6/16/11 at 8:03

Yessiree, fire up some more power plants (not in my neighborhood, of course). Run up the cost of electricity and pollute the air (not in my neighborhood, please) to power electric vehicles. The cost of electricity is going to go so high that I'll need to unscrew a few more mercury-filling light bulbs in my house so the denizens of Hillsboro Village can park free on me

The bigger problem here is a blatant grab at social engineering. What if I can't afford one of those electric-power-guzzling cars that make Big Electric fat cats? This parking perk for greenies is a blatant grab. What next? Back of the bus if your clothing doesn't have the union label? I'm steamed.

By: howelln on 6/16/11 at 10:02

Well, as the owner of a nine-yr-old beat up hybrid, I am delighted. I am neither rich, nor powerful. But if you want to wash my widows, please do. They are a little dirty. Oh, and there is an Obama sticker on my car. You may read it as you hunt for quarters for the meter.

By: frodo on 6/16/11 at 10:49

Don't hold your breath, howelln, don't hold your breath. On the other hand...

By: madridia on 6/16/11 at 4:13

Right now, all the hybrids are running on coal. However, we could power the entire continental US with wind from the great plains if we had a national grid. As I understand, this is in negotiations.

But hybrids are nice when it comes to local smog, which has been getting worse every year. It is so sad to see haze where the Nashville skyline use to be. It is both sad and annoying to see the signs on the interstate warning of high ozone levels and warning us to reduce trips. I always wonder, "How do they expect me to get to work? Public transportation?" Hybrids do their part, but mass transit it where it's at.

By: bigbadude on 6/17/11 at 11:15

Psalm 24
1The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah