The city says new "smart meters" have now been installed around City Hall and Cesar Chavez Plaza. They accept credit cards, quarters, dimes, nickels or combinations of cards and coins.
The city plans to install a total of 4,000 of the new machines downtown, in Midtown and in Old Sacramento in the coming months.
Installation in Old Sacramento starts Wednesday.
The city also plans to include an app in the future that will allow people to get a text when a meter is about to run out, and pay with their cell phone.
The app would also allow people to locate empty parking spots.
Read FAQ sheet about the new parking meters.
Work continues on a boil on a Sacramento River levee near the Natomas Cross Canal.
Mayors from Sacramento and San Diego said on Friday that California should be open to working with the Trump Administration on infrastructure projects that benefit the state.
UPDATE Feb 1. 6:57 a.m.: The West Sacramento Police Department says the Tower Bridge reopened along with its adjoining roadways Tuesday night.
In the past week, two homeless people have died while camping on Sacramento City Hall property. Now the city is offering medical services to people seeking shelter on City Hall grounds.
The shooting death of a Grant High School football player has led to the arrest of 20 gang members in north Sacramento.