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Spokane Police Enforcing Downtown Parking Violations

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: The City of Spokane has established "Taxi Zones" downtown around most of the nightclubs to allow for taxi service to the Downtown nightlife. 

Providing an alternate method of going home safely, intoxicated patrons can take advantage of taxi service. Ultimately, this will reduce drinking and driving, making our streets safer. If unauthorized vehicles have parked in the "taxi zones", taxis are prevented from being available to the public.

Partnering with local downtown businesses, Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers (NCO's) will be increasing the enforcement of these parking zones. Parking in a Taxi Zone is a parking infraction with a fine of $30.00.The zones are also posted as immediate tow away zones, and officers can impound unauthorized vehicles. 

In an effort to reduce violations, the Spokane Police Department would like to educate our community as well as taking enforcement action. 

***SMC 16A.61.5707-Unauthorized vehicle parked in Taxi Zone; $30.00 fine

Vehicles parked in Taxi Zones (other than a licensed Taxi) are subject to immediate impoundment and these zones are posted with signage indicating vehicles can be towed. SMC 16A.61.570(A)(2)(f).

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