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.
The City of Sacramento's Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force says it has laid the groundwork to produce results.
The City of Sacramento has created a 20-year transportation master plan that would do away with several one-way thoroughfares and would create more bike lanes.
Sacramento's street car project received a $30 million grant from the California Cap and Trade fund Tuesday. Though many assume the vehicle would resemble an old-fashioned street car, there are no guarantees it would.
The city of Sacramento now requires you to pay to park until 10 p.m. in the midtown area where free parking used to begin at 6 p.m. In some neighborhoods, the number of hours you are allowed to park has also been reduced.
Would you like to test blood spatters, search for gun-shot residue and take crime-scene photographs? If so, the Sacramento Police Department has a job for you.