Glendale to offer free metered parking to decorated veterans

Veterans with special license plates will soon get to park for free at metered spaces in Glendale.

The City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would allow veterans with license plates showing they had received a Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart or a number of other military honors known as the Legion of Valor to park for free.

Veterans with licenses showing they are former American prisoners of war or Pearl Harbor survivors will also get the perk.

The ordinance must still be officially approved at a meeting next week, but with all the council members on board, it’s likely to pass. The parking discount will take effect 30 days after the second review.

Glendale’s parking revenue may drop by less than $1,000 annually due to the parking discount, according to a city report.

“This is really the least we can do,” said Councilwoman Laura Friedman.


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