Downtown business owners frustrated with new parking meters

CHICO, Calif. — Enterprise house owners are complaining concerning the new parking kiosks in downtown Chico.

Ever because the metropolis of Chico applied new parking kiosks earlier this 12 months, some of us have been reluctant to embrace the change from the unique coin-operated meters.

The town changed every particular person meter with a kiosk that covers every block downtown. The town estimates the transfer will save $70,000 to 100,000 per 12 months.

Some enterprise house owners’ complaints embody hassle understanding the brand new expertise, system errors, and issues with placing your license plate quantity into the kiosk.

“These transitions are all the time a little bit awkward and painful,” stated Councilmember Tom van Overbeek. “We’re going to have a gathering on Monday of subsequent week to debate all of that enter and resolve what we’re going to do.”

The councilmen stated the best approach is to pay by means of the free passport parking app.

Enterprise house owners have had some optimistic solutions equivalent to extra signage and wording that may assist customers navigate the kiosk.

There’s additionally a quantity you’ll be able to name on every kiosk for assist, or you’ll be able to wave down one of many many metropolis ambassadors in downtown Chico carrying blue shirts who will stroll you thru any points.

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