Friday, May 15, 2009

New Downtown Parking System: Monthly Permits, Shorter Hours

Parking meters will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week and monthly permits are now available under the terms of a new parking program announced by Councilwoman Janice Hahn.

The new hours will apply to both on-street meters and off-street lots in downtown San Pedro Mondays through Saturdays beginning June 1. (Street meters are currently in effect until 5 p.m., irrespective of the signs stating longer hours).

Hourly rates remain at $1 an hour.

Downtown employees can now buy monthly permits for $30. The permits are valid in the 10-hour spaces in the parking lots at 462 W Ninth St. (behind Kragen Auto Parts, the 99¢ Store and 8th Street Lofts), 474 W Eighth St. (north side of Eighth Street below Pacific Avenue, behind George’s CafĂ©), 445 W Fifth St. (east of the Numero Uno market) and 460 W Seventh St. (east of Marcello’s restaurant).

Permits applications are available in the councilwoman’s office at 638 S Beacon St., Suite 552, (310) 732-4515 and at the Chamber of Commerce, 390 W Seventh St., (310) 832-7272.

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