Next Tuesday, December 13th, the Mayor will be putting forward a recommendation at the Council meeting regarding the removal of Paid Parking in Batemans Bay. Business groups in Batemans Bay have consistently raised their concerns with the imposition of pay parking and its impact on businesses and the community. The Mayor feels that the removal of pay parking before the 2016 Christmas period would send a very positive signal to the business community and provide a more welcoming message to visitors to Eurobodalla The Mayors recommendation will be:THAT 1. Pay parking be removed from the Clyde Street and Perry Street off - road parking areas in Batemans Bay by 23 December 2016. 2. Subject to the concurrence of the Local Traffic Committee, a three (3) hour parking limit be put in place over the Clyde Street and Perry Street off-road parking areas in Batemans Bay from 23 December 2016. 3.The appropriate budgets adjustment be submitted to Council for the 2016 - 17 financial year as part of the December 2016 budget review. If you are interested in what Councillors say and how they vote on this controversial matter you can attend the meeting at the Moruya Chambers or watch it streamed live here as Council now provides on-demand video and audio of Council meetings through this internet-based live streaming service.