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High-Tech Meters Proposed For Sacramento

Mike King with the City of Sacramento Parking Services Division says more than 3,800 meters will replace the old meters and allow the city to move the green kiosks to ten-hour parking zones. 
"We have about 1,500 parking spaces on the street that are long-term, 10-hour parking spaces that are metered spaces. Some have some of the old, single-space meters, there are some that have the green kiosks.  When we are finished with our reorganization, almost all of them will have the green kiosks." - Mike King, City of Sacramento Parking Services Division
King says the new individual-space meters will be installed in downtown and midtown. He says they will fit in the housing of existing single space meters.
If the council approves, installation will begin in January and likely will take six months to  complete. 
The city then plans to launch a new smart phone app. The meters will relay information that allows a driver to know what spaces are available and when a meter is about to run out. 

See the FAQ sheet on the proposed parking meters. (PDF)


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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