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.
A Tennessee high school teacher, charged with taking a student to a California commune to continue a sexual relationship, had his initial appearance in a Sacramento federal courtroom Monday.
A Sacramento man who was beaten by a Sacramento Police Department officer two weeks ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the officer, the City of Sacramento and the County of Sacramento.
Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren says he had nothing to do with a recent increase in traffic and jaywalking enforcement in his district. This is more fallout from last week's violent arrest of a man for jaywalking.
Higher rents. Fewer places to live. That's the rental market in Sacramento these days. The Sacramento City Council is hosting the first in a series of workshops to find solutions.
UPDATE: Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have arrested one of Janet Mejia's roommates and charged him with her murder.