MARTINEZ, Calif. – Put away your coin purses Martinez. Parking meter fees throughout downtown will once again be suspended during the holiday season.
Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, meters will be re-programmed and visitors to the downtown may park for free through Jan. 2.
The Martinez City Council made a motion to waive the fees – now an annual tradition – at their Dec. 7 meeting.
Fiscal impact to the Parking Fund during the holiday season is unknown, however, the City noted that during the month of October, the gross parking revenue from all meters on Main Street was approximately $42,600. The impact is assumed to be about half that total.
Meter fees will resume at 9 a.m. Jan. 3.