New High Tech Parking Meters Coming?
One type of system under consideration is one that allows the parker to use cash or a debit or credit card to purchase a parking pass as opposed to dropping a coin in a meter. That makes a lot more sense.
Though the Clowncil members are addicted to the additional revenue the meters bring in, this old, dead Republican mayor is of the mind that most meters should be pulled out. Many cities such as Burbank have found that the meters deter commerce and collection of sales taxes. Remember, most shopping centers do not have parking meters - street side merchants should not have to compete with this.