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POSTED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:04pm

     CITY OFFICIALS ARE HOPING TO UPGRADE THE WAY YOU PARK IN DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE.

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RIGHT NOW - THEY'RE LOOKING AT PROPOSALS TO GET NEW PARKING METERS THAT'LL TAKE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.
CITY LEADERS SAY - THEY HOPE THEY'LL HAVE THE NEW METERS INSTALLED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.. AND THEY TRYING TO MAKE PAY-PARKING MORE CONVENIENT.

DAVIS RHORER### DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
<"They don't have change, so this will be a lot more convenient for them. You know all of that, the issue of the payment of that can all be done very quickly and easily.">

<"So when you get down here though, we want to make sure that there are again a number of possibilities and the convenience for the visitor. So that they can park easily and find places and it's just convenient for them to come down here to do business or recreate." >

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT ... IT'LL COST YOU MORE TO PARK DOWNTOWN.
RIGHT NOW - A QUARTER BUYS YOU THIRTY MINUTES ... AND RATES ARE GOING TO GO UP. HOWEVER - THERE'S NO INFORMATION JUST YET, ON HOW MUCH.   

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