Cincinnati's latest parking plan is new meters

CINCINNATI (AP) — The latest proposal for Cincinnati's parking system calls for buying new meters, instead of higher rates and longer hours.

Mayor John Cranley is ready to ask city council to buy $2 million worth of new meters that accept credit cards and also to hire more enforcement officers. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that Cranley planned to take the revised plan to council Thursday, and that he hopes to get approval within two weeks.

Cranley says the new meters will make it easier for people to pay, and more enforcement also will increase revenues.

Cranley won election last November after campaigning against city officials' plan to lease out operation of the parking system in a long-term deal that offered an $85 million upfront payment.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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