Parking fee abolished at Erie Basin Marina

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A controversial parking fee is being done away with — and much earlier than expected.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen says the Erie Basin Marina and its new operators will no longer be allowed to charge a $5 parking fee for days where there are events either at the marina or in the City of Buffalo.

RELATED | Finance Committee calls for end to $5 parking. 

The debate has been protracted, but officials said they didn’t expect an official decision for between one and two weeks. Lawyers were reportedly working on learning if it was even legal to charge for parking at a public park. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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