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 voted to investigate the possibility of building a new theater to replace the 40-year old Community Center Theater.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
Forecasters are predicting that the rain falling in drought-stricken Northern California may be the beginning of the longest stretch of wet weather yet this year.
Get ready for some wet weather -- and maybe even a few thunderstorms -- over the next couple of days in drought- ridden Northern California.