February 03. 2009 2:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2012 12:17PM

Milwaukee jacks up downtown parking meter fees


The cost to park a vehicle in downtown Milwaukee is going up to $1.50 per hour from $1.00.
The parking meter rate for one hour of parking has been changed from $1.00 to $1.50 in the Central Business District. Parking Meter shop personnel started changing the single spaced meters after the beginning of the year on the east side of downtown. After changing the single-space meters, the digital "Luke" meters were changed as well.
Changes to the meters on the west side of downtown are expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Work will begin in the Historic Third Ward next week.
The increase in the fee is part of the 2009 City of Milwaukee Budget.