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.
Fifty-three of 58 California counties have sent representatives or teams of people to Sacramento to hear what works and what doesn't in the effort to keep the mentally ill out of jail.
Arts were a focal point of this week's Sacramento City Council meeting.
Hundreds of people gathered in Sacramento Friday to celebrate the opening of a park built specifically for the homeless.
Caltrans says all roads are now open after two vehicle crashes caused multiple highway closures Tuesday.
If you are the first person this year to successfully identify and capture a specific type of butterfly, a UC Davis professor will buy you a pitcher of beer.