Governor Joins Fight To Bring Back Parking Meters
Governor Burgum is trying to end the state's nearly 70-year ban on parking meters, while a descendant of the man who put it in place is fighting to uphold her family's legacy.
When Howard Henry was ticketed for not feeding a parking meter, he launched a one-man crusade that made North Dakota the nation's only state that bans the meters on all public streets.
By reintroducing meters, Gov. Burgum hopes to encourage more parking turnover, leading to more retail sales for businesses and more tax revenue for communities and the state.
Former state Sen. JoNell Bakke of Grand Forks is Mr. Henry's granddaughter. She says if the ban is repealed, she will lead another effort to prohibit the meters.