The city treasurer’s office is planning to replace 7,000 parking meters with a new type that would take payment from credit cards, coins or smart phones.
Over the past few months, St. Louis City has tried out several new parking meter systems on various blocks in the city and in the Central West End.
The apps let you pay for parking without having to dig around for change—or even get out of your car.
As a series of meeting about parking in St. Louis wrapped up this week, Treasurer Tishaura Jones said lots of good ideas were thrown out that will “move parking in the city from the 19th to the 21st century.”
Apparently a number of people were either unaware or didn’t care that the grace period over downtown parking meters had ended.
Warnings will be issued today and next Saturday, then police wil begin handing out tickets.
“I’m not saying I’m not a baseball fan. However, my first obligation is to the taxpayers of the city of St. Louis,” Treasurer Jones said.
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