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Mark your calendars: Free parking ends in Downtown Tacoma on …

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on July 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
July 19, 2010 3:59 pm

September 20.

That’s the date when the City of Tacoma will throw the switch on some 160 newly-installed parking pay stations, effectively ending free parking downtown.

Karrie Spitzer, City of Tacoma spokeswoman, said today the city’s parking task force is still finalizing details on exactly where each pay station will be installed, and what the per-hour pay rate will be (the most recent estimate was 75 cents per hour).

But Spitzer said the plan is still a-go for the city to begin installing pay stations in the first half of August, with the “go live” date on 9/20.

For more details, check out the task force’s web page.

We’ve also written lots about the parking issue here, here, here and here.

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