City council has ended its tradition of waiving meter fees downtown from Black Friday until after New Year's.
According to The Citizens' Voice ( http://bit.ly/TajQCW), parking will cost the usual rate of 75 cents per hour this year.
Officials have previously advocated free parking during the holidays as a boost to downtown businesses.
But city spokesman Drew McLaughlin says officials realized that there's greater turnover of spaces when meter limits are enforced.
He says that's better for shoppers and the stores they patronize.
Information from: The Citizens' Voice, http://www.citizensvoice.com