Charlottesville to Begin Charging for Parking in Downtown

The city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, has approved a controversial measure to begin charging for on-street parking in the city's downtown.
April 6, 2016, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Samantha Baars reports from Charlottesville, Virginia: "At an April 4 City Council meeting, councilors voted 4-1 to move forward with a plan to install parking meters at 157 parking spaces around the Downtown Mall, as part of a six-month pilot program."

The formerly free spots "will cost $2 an hour, in 15-minute increments, with the first 30 minutes free," adds Baars. The article includes insight into the opposition to the new parking meters.

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Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in C-Ville Weekly
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