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.
People in the Sacramento-area exceeded the mandated water conservation goal last month.
(AP) - A California lawmaker who wants to allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs is postponing a vote on the contentious legislation as support lags.
Sacramento-area homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three men found shot to death in cars overnight.
It will be easier for mobile food trucks to operate in the city of Sacramento by the end of next month. Tuesday night, the Sacramento City Council voted to lift a 30-minute parking restriction that made it tough for the trucks to do business.
UPDATE: It's legal to be naked in some areas of downtown Sacramento, but probably not for long. The city council's Law and Legislation Committee has approved a police request to change the ordinance.