West Sacramento looking at installing street parking meters

The West Sacramento City Council may soon decide on new parking meters for the Bridge District.

Hundreds of street parking spaces in West Sacramento may soon be attached to a parking meter. 

The West Sacramento City Council is expected to hear a first reading at its meeting Wednesday night over parking meter rates in the Bridge District and a still-under-construction parking lot at Fifth and Bridge streets. 

"The city doesn’t currently have meters, so this will be a first," city spokesman Paul Hosley said. 

According to Hosley, street parking in the Bridge District is now by permit. Those without a permit can only park on the street for a maximum of 90 minutes. 

The proposed rates would mimic the city of Sacramento, $1.75 an hour, and also include tiered and special event parking rates. 

There are almost 600 parking spaces between the Bridge District and the parking lot at Fifth and Bridge streets. 

The city also wants to add $60 monthly parking at the Bridge lot. 

As for those who attend Sacramento River Cats games, the organization does not expect new parking fees to have much of an impact. River Cats spokesman Robert Barsanti said the team's carpool program allows fans to park for free. 

If approved, parking meters could go up as early as next month, according to city documents. 

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