Council proposes bill to ease headaches at parking meters

Council members stand near a meter at today's announcement. (Credit: William Alatriste)
Council members proposed a bill Wednesday that would change the functionality of muni meters. Credit: William Alatriste

Proposed legislation would help drivers save money at muni meters, Speaker Christine Quinn and other council members announced Wednesday.

Under the proposed bill, muni meters would turn off when drivers do not need to pay for parking, give drivers a five-minute grace period and not accept payments when there is no paper for printing receipts.

Quinn, Council Member David G. Greenfield and Committee on Transportation Chair James Vacca will present the bill at the city council’s next meeting May 8.

“Whether you’re doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what you pay for,” Quinn said. “This legislation ensures drivers will no longer pay for parking at a meter, only to find out that this requirement ended 20 minutes earlier.”



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