Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Give them access to parking spaces

The coin meters will be an issue though.
Effective Jan. 11, parking meter rates in tourist-laden areas of the French Quarter, Marigny, Central Business District and Warehouse District will be doubled from $1.50 to $3 an hour, while the rates outside of those area will be hiked from $1.50 to $2 an hour.

As part of that increase, parking meters enforcement will happen Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- an additional hour in the evening. The city had wanted to extend the enforcement until 10 p.m., but comprised with 7p.m.
Pretty much no surprise.  Everyone figured the late hours  (10 PM!) would end up being a bargaining chip to secure the rate hike. This way we all get to feel good about it imagining that it could have been worse.

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