The City of Spokane has expanded parking meters from downtown to Spokane's Lower South Hill. Brian Coddington, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the City of Spokane, says the parking meters aren't meant to target the people who live in that area. He says that the meters are meant for people that visit the area, and people who live there get free parking passes.
The residents in the area pointed out that despite the free parking passes, they have to move their cars every ten hours. They also voiced concerns that it might not remain free.
Leah Parsun, who lives on Lower South Hill, says, “People hate them. They probably just think it's another way for the city to make money off of slightly lower income people.”
The city does not plan on expanding the meters up South Hill.