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Increased Hours at Meters are Messing with Downtown Residents

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You can't go out to eat and see a play in the NoHo Arts Disrict without having to move your car or face getting a ticket. In Hollywood, lunch in one hours time is just not possible, but that's all you get. And in Highland Park, higher prices on meters have driven people to pack the residential side streets. Some of these mean a change of habit for the people, but most of the complaints are driven due to the fact that the city didn't plan/think ahead when extending the hours and upping the prices on meters.

"This is just such a shitty move by the city," vents downtowndweller in the comment section of an earlier post. "They have changed it to $3/hr right in front of my building and extended the hours to 8pm. I live in the garment district and they know that those merchants are out of there by 6pm. So the only people really being affected by the extended hours are the residents. Why are they trying to make it more difficult for people who are living in downtown and trying to be a part of the revival?!"

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