A parking study conducted as part of the Athens Comprehensive Plan revision process has led city officials to ask City Council members to change city code and invest more than $400,000 in high-tech parking meters to help address concerns related to uptown parking.
In 2015, there were 1,700 parking meters in downtown Stockton. Since that time, vandals and thieves have either beheaded or completely removed 1,450 to gain access to the coins inside, costing the city as much as $55,000 in monthly revenue, according to city of Stockton parking manager Tina McCarty.
Downtown Bridgeport received new parking meters Friday to replace the old photo-enforced meters. The change comes after the public claimed the old meters were too invasive with their cameras and tickets by mail.