Walnut Creek considers raising parking meter rates

November 19, 2013 12:49:09 PM PST
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Walnut Creek City Council will consider a draft of the plan to increase the downtown parking meter rate and extend parking enforcement hours.

The proposal doubles the rate for downtown meters to $2 an hour. Enforcement would also be extended by two hours each night, until 8 p.m.

Sunday enforcement would also be added. Right now, parking on Sundays is free.

The city wants to open up more street spaces to reach a standard of 15 percent available at all times.