Councilman aims to lower minimum parking meter charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence city councilor is making a push for the city to lower its minimum credit card charge at parking meters.

As it stands, drivers are charged at least $2.50, even if only a few minutes are spent in the parking spot.

Councilman Sam Zurier announced he’ll introduce a resolution to change that at Thursday’s meeting.

The city is about halfway through adding 700 new parking meters in an effort to raise revenue.

City officials also announced plans in January to extend hours at all parking meters until 9 p.m. by the end of the year.

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