We knew it was coming.
As part of the New Orleans 2010 budget, the city is extending the days for parking meter use as well as increasing the hourly rate for meters. According to a press release from the Mayor's Office, signs outlining the changes will be posted beginning on March 6, parking enforcement will start issuing warning citations on March 18 and the additional hours and rates will go into effect on March 27.
In case you can't wait, or you don't plan on running out to read a sign on March 6, here are the new rules:
*Parking meters will be enforced on Mondays - Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (up from the previous Monday-Friday requirement)
*For the two-hour-maximum meters, the rate is $1.50/hour (up from $1.25/hour)
*For long-term meters, the rate is $1.00/hour (up from $0.75/hour)
Maybe this belongs in Questionland, but will these extended hours and increased rates deter you from traveling in the city on the weekends? Metering minds want to know.
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