ST. LOUIS – Drivers will continue to get free parking spots at meters in the city, City Treasurer Tishaura Jones has decided.
She is continuing until April 22 her policy during the coronavirus pandemic of not ticketing cars at expired meters. The policy had been set to expire Monday.
“I am extending the freeze on parking payments and tickets for the health and wellbeing of my staff and all St. Louisans,” Jones said in a statement Thursday, April 3. “We are in uncertain times and the last thing people should be concerned about right now is feeding a meter or paying a parking ticket.”
In addition to no parking tickets being issued right now, current penalties will be frozen through May 15 and all hearings on parking violations will be rescheduled.
Jones said she would be evaluating her policy as events unfold.
“Suspending this activity contributes to flattening the curve and preventing the spread of the coronavirus,” she said in her statement.