The change would mean extending the end of the enforcement day from 6pm to 10pm. The city argues that this would standardize meters around town, but local business owners think it could hurt their bottom line.
"shop and restaurant owners are suspicious of the city's true intentions.
'This is not a town big enough to hold new crowds every few hours,' said Joe Moledo, manager of the Table restaurant and lounge on Central. 'All they are doing is scaring customers away. If you are drinking and having a good time, why would people go out and feed the meters every few hours?'"