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.
We spoke with Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis about the upcoming PARK(ing) day in the city.
Tishaura Jones is defending her policy of giving out parking tickets at expired meters during the Komen Race for the Cure this past weekend.
Illinois Congressman John Shimkus joins the show and talks about the House Beghazi commission and Lois Lerner and the IRS.
Currently, there are four vendors competing for the city’s Integrated Parking Technology contract and input is needed.
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.
Jared Boyd, Chief of Staff to Treasurer Tishaura Jones, tells KMOX that while some don’t like the change, others, including many businesses, applaud it because it promotes turnover.
“It’s time,” City Treasurer Tishaura Jones said. “I mean, we’ve had ten warehouses there and we saved eight. I think that’s a pretty good percentage.”
“We just returned from the International Parking Institute’s conference and yes, we didn’t see a coin meter on the convention floor,” Tishaura Jones said.