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(Washington Examiner) — D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray said Tuesday that as mayor he would consider killing longer parking meter hours enacted just months ago by the Fenty administration. But Team Fenty said cutting back on the requirement for drivers to stuff meters in the city’s busiest night life spots could suck $6 million from the District budget.

Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration added four hours to the time that meters must be fed in certain areas in its council-approved 2010 budget. The changes took effect in January, and originally required drivers visiting Adams Morgan, Georgetown, Chinatown and the National Mall, among other busy areas, to vacate their spots after two hours. In June, the Fenty administration dropped the two-hour limit, saying drivers could park without end, as long as they kept the meter filled until 10:30 p.m. That, however, can lead to a big bill at $2 an hour for drivers who park at one of the 17,000 meters listed as “premium demand zones.”

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