City council is considering changes to the start time of its snow route parking ban, but Calgary Parking Authority officials say enforcement doesn't happen before 9 a.m. MT anyway.

More than 900 people at got tickets for blocking the snow plows during last week's temporary snow route parking ban, which started at 6 a.m.

Ald. Gian-Carlo Carra of Ward 9 says he has heard a lot of complaints that 6 a.m. is too early, as some Calgarians would have to wake up in time to move their cars or find alternative parking at night.

Carra said Tuesday that he plans to bring up at city hall a discussion about amnesty for tickets issued in the early morning hours.

"If there was a bunch of tow trucks lined up at 6 a.m. ready for the cash cow and people were coming out their houses in their pyjamas chasing their cars down the street, maybe [amnesty is appropriate]," said Carra.

But he added that the 6 a.m. start time seemed to be well communicated.

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The Calgary Parking Authority says no early morning tickets were issued last week, and nothing would change if council were to delay the start time of the temporary bans.


The City of Calgary issued 920 tickets during last week's snow route parking ban. (CBC file photo)