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 Sacramento City Council has postponed a vote on a medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. City officials worry that Sacramento may lose control over medical marijuana cultivation rules by delaying the vote.
(AP) - Anonymous supporters of a Sacramento homeless protest have used social media to promote the home addresses and phone numbers of members of the City Council.
UPDATE Jan. 12, 2016: The city of Sacramento has lifted the voluntary boil water advisory for the Pocket area.
Sacramento officials say they're aware of YouTube videos that claim to be from the hacker group Anonymous. The video issues a warning to the city of Sacramento if officials do not impose a moratorium of its camping ordinance.
You can now plan trips and pay fares on Sacramento’s Regional Transit system using a new smartphone app.