Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval today to the city's first valet-parking ordinance.
The ordinance, which will be up for final approval next week, establishes an annual $100 license for any business that wants to operate valet parking and strict rules for how it should be run.
For example, anyone operating valet parking must display a license, show a lease or ownership for where vehicles will be parked and use no more than two spaces for temporary parking until they can be taken to the valet site.
Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle said the ordinance is needed because some operators were charging customers for valet parking and putting the cars in on-street parking a block or two away, which is illegal.
Licenses would be issued by the Department of Public Works and enforced by Pittsburgh police.
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