KC ordinance may allow free parking for veterans

Posted at 12:26 AM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 01:26:18-04
Kansas City might have a new ordinance allowing some veterans free parking throughout the city as soon as October.
City councilman Scott Taylor is a co-sponsor of the proposed ordinance and says he wants to make Kansas City more veteran friendly.
"A lot of returning veterans have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years, so we've been doing what we can from a city perspective,” said Taylor.
Missouri state law allows cities to enact ordinances exempting veterans from parking.
The only catch with Kansas City’s ordinance is that veterans must be decorated.
"If they have a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star or Congressional Medal of Honor, to allow them to park for free basically and not have to pay the meter,” said Taylor.
The veterans also must display their honors via license plate or placard.
Taylor doesn’t expect any opposition for the ordinance and says it could go into effect by the end of October.