Cincinnati is going to spend nearly $2 million to install more parking meters that accept credit cards in addition to coins.
City Council approved the item Wednesday.
The so called smart meters are already in place in much of downtown. The additional funding could bring them to more neighborhood locations.
The meter purchases were part of a plan Council approved earlier this year that officially killed a parking lease arrangement the city had negotiated with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority.
Over the past few weeks, the fight in the Cincinnati mayor’s race has been about the streetcar.
Roxanne Qualls for it; John Cranley against it.
This week, it is about parking meters and whether they should be leased to a private company, an issue that is going to be decided by Cincinnati City Council in the next few weeks.
Once again, Qualls for it; Cranley against it.
Don’t worry, the streetcar debate will come back. That debate is likely to go on all year, right up to election day.