Residents Share Concern Over Proposed Parking Meter Changes

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SACRAMENTO --

The first meeting introducing proposed parking changes to the public brought out crowds of people to the Hart Senior Center in Sacramento on Wednesday night.

Councilman Steve Hansen said there has been a lot of confusion about exactly what the proposal entails and the meeting was to help clear up question residents have.

"We really want to get the information out and hear what people think," he said.

The information presented was about the possible 50 cent per hour increase at parking meters in the downtown/midtown area and a program for premium rates up to $3.75 an hour.

A question and answer period let drivers address the changes face-to-face with those supporting it.

City officials also went over modifications that could happen in the future including expanded parking enforcement hours from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., meter payment on holidays and Sundays, event zone boundaries and regulation of all on-street parking spaces in the area.

The city parking staff will likely bring the proposal about the fee increases to the city council in September.

There's no timeline when they other possible changes will be discussed.

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