El Paso City Council Approves ‘Event Pricing’ On Downtown Parking Meters
We told you yesterday that City Council was going to talk about raising parking meter pricing during downtown El Paso events.
The plan was to raise them from a dollar an hour to a flat 5 dollar fee and do away with free parking.
City reps voted yes to that plan.
Under the new policy you will pay 5 dollars to park at the downtown meters after 6:00 p.m., and would apply only during game days, concerts, and during street festivals.
If you park downtown on big event days before 6 p.m., you will be charged from the time you arrive until 6 p.m., and you will not have to pay the $5.
The new policy will apply to 700 downtown meters. For those who say this is a tax, it isn't. It is a fee.