Downtown Parking Meter Rates Rise in January

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The only places rates won't rise (yet) are close to the Shelby County Health Department and Shelby County Juvenile Court. - CITY OF MEMPHIS
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  • The only places rates won't rise (yet) are close to the Shelby County Health Department and Shelby County Juvenile Court.


Parking meter rates will increase by a quarter in some parts of Downtown on Monday, Jan. 4.

Fees will increase to $1.25 per hour at meters in Downtown and the Medical District. The increase was done by executive action, meaning it came directly from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton's office.

However, the Memphis City Council was mulling the increase during its last meeting of 2015. The increase will be one of the first issues taken up by the new council in 2016.   

City hall officials said the increase was needed to ensure the new parking meters paid for themselves, instead of the funds coming from city coffers.

Signs on the meters will begin to change in the next couple of weeks, though the actual rate increase won't take effect until January 4. 

Read our previous story about the increase here.

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