Friday, January 24, 2014

Downtown Parking Meter Changes Coming

Residents and visitors to one area of Downtown San Diego will soon see changes to local parking meter enforcement designed to improve the parking management and increase turnover for local businesses.

Meters in the Hospitality Zone will be enforced between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  The Hospitality Zone is bordered by Broadway to the north, 7th Avenue to the east, Harbor Drive to the south, and 1st Avenue to the west.

The changes were proposed by Civic San Diego.  In its role as the advisory board for the Downtown Community Parking District, Civic San Diego approved a one-year pilot program for parking meter enforcement hours to be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (rather than from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) within the Hospitality Zone.

The City of San Diego is posting notices of the enforcement changes this week, and a grace period is in effect as the transition occurs.  People in violation of the new regulations through February 28, 2014 will receive warning notices; fines will be issued to violators starting March 3, 2014.

Existing commercial loading zones, shared commercial loading/taxicab zones, shared commercial loading/white passenger loading zones, and green zones with special business hours will not be changed.

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