A: City Council approved the 2023 parking permit fees to achieve long-term financial sustainability of the Residential Parking Permit program. The 2023 parking permit fees were determined as the best possible fee structure to recover the cost of administering the Residential Parking Permit program while remaining comparable to other residential parking programs in the country. Managing the costs of parking permits encourages residents to consider off-street parking options as well as other transportation options, while balancing the need for providing convenient parking options for Calgarians who need to drive.