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Downtown Casper parking meters plan picks back up Tuesday

(Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council is set to pick back up their discussion of downtown parking, including a proposal to bring back parking meters, during their Tuesday, Oct. 22 work session.

Mayor Charlie Powell has said that parking meters would help ensure a better rate of parking turnover in the downtown area, which would benefit merchants and customers looking for spaces to stop and shop.

He says that parking meters are something a number of communities are turning to to address congestion in their city centers.

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The proposal to add parking meters came up during the council’s Sept. 24 work session. At the heart of that discussion was an Urban Center Parking Plan with meters only one among a variety of components.

The city shared the highlight points from that discussion in the council’s work packet:

(City of Casper)

On Tuesday, council will again discuss the parking issue and may provide direction to city staff on whether they’d like to move forward on the parking meter proposal.