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Free Parking in Downtown Glendale...Sort Of.

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The City of Glendale's parking system recently experienced a big "oops" and over the next few weeks, people may take advantage of some free parking in some of the city's busiest areas.

When a bunch of the electronic parking meters along Brand Boulevard and nearby city-run parking lots went on the fritz, several drivers received tickets by mistake. Complaints were lodged, and now Glendale has shut down those meters to work on them.

While they're being worked on, you can park for free, but time limits must be observed. Manual tire marks will help parking enforcement monitor time limits in those spaces. The repairs are expected to take about three to five weeks.

Business owners are reportedly eager to have the machines back online, because they rely on quick turnover in the spaces to keep people moving in and out of their businesses.