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Paid Parking Lot Rate In Grass Valley Cut In Half

Nearly three months since it opened, usage appears to still be rather light for Grass Valley’s first-ever “pay-by-hour” parking lot. So, for at least all of August, Police Captain Steve Johnson says they’ve slashed the rate from one-dollar to fifty-cents. He says they’ve gotten a lot of feedback that the current rate has been a deterrent…

click to listen to Captain Johnson

The former “permit only” lot is at the corner of Neal and South Auburn Streets and described as a prime location for downtown visitors. Johnson also says research shows that pay-by-hour lots can enhance revenue for local businesses…

click to listen to Captain Johnson

Johnson says, as of the end of July, 18-hundred-54 dollars has been brought in. But he says the goal was never to raise a lot of revenue for the city. The paid lot is being tried, as a pilot program, until November, when it will be evaluated for its effectiveness. Then the city could decide to keep it open, close it, or even add more paid parking.


August 2, 2018


I'd like to know what research says, people paying for parking enhances revenue for business? Also I'm willing to bet the city will add more paid parking.

August 2, 2018


Seems foolish to pay to park when you can park across the street at Safeway for free.
Should have been able to see that. Wake up city of GV.

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