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“We’re remaining free at the meters, so there’s no need for the public on Saturday or Sunday as it exists today to feed the meter, just to encourage that turn over at the two hour limit,” said Parking Director Brian Borguno.
A “soft rollout” for July means only warning tickets will be issued, after that the penalty for exceeding the two-hour limit is a $20 parking ticket.
“When people come downtown on Saturdays and see every space taken up it can be discouraging and they don’t want to come downtown,” Borguno said.
The pilot program will run through September. The ACDA says there hasn’t been a decision to continue Saturday parking enforcement beyond then.
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