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Parking at city meters to stay free through May

ST. LOUIS – Drivers in the city won’t need to feed the parking meters through the month of May, as the coronavirus pandemic is slow to loosen its grip on the area.

St. Louis’ Office of the Treasurer is in charge of the city’s banking systems and parking services. Treasurer Tishaura Jones said Tuesday in a statement on Twitter: “In response to the regional order to shelter in place and the national social distancing guidelines, I am extending the freeze on parking payments and tickets for the health and wellbeing of my staff and all St. Louisans.”

Jones’ office said that no new parking tickets would be written and that any penalties already assessed wouldn’t have to be paid until after the end of May. Hearings about parking tickets also will still be on hold.

This is the second extension of the parking policy because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Jones first suspended parking meter fees in March and then extended the changes until April 22, before this current extension.

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