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City council to vote on raising prices for parking meters near Downtown ballpark

By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - City leaders approved to vote on raising the price for parking meters in downtown El Paso.

The parking meeting ordinance will be discussed and voted on April 1.

If city leaders approve the ordinance, the parking meter rates would triple at a price of $2.50 per hour, expanding the hours of operation and adding more meters around the Downtown ballpark.

According to our news partner, The El Paso Times, City Rep. Emma Acostas proposal to have free parking meters during Chihuahuas game days was rejected in February.

The proposed ordinance changes are:

  • Installing parking meters on West Franklin
  • Extending the hours when fees apply for parking at meter for the Baseball Park District; currently the hours to pay for parking are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The ordinance would extend the time and days to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday
  • Approve charging for parking on Saturdays

The parking meter ordinance change introduction passed 4-3, with the mayor breaking the tie.

City Reps Ann Morgan Lilly , Larry Romero, Michiel Noe and Mayor Oscar Leeser voted yes. City Reps Lily Limon, Carl Robinson and Eddie Holguin Jr. voted no.