Posted: Jan 2, 2013 7:39 AM by AP
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 2:08 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette drivers are scrambling for more change to put into the parking meters after an increase in parking rates was approved by the City-Parish Council.
The new rates, which went into effect Nov. 1, bumped the cost of a typical two-hour meter from 60 cents to $1, and the cost of a one-hour meter from 40 cents to 60 cents.
Officials estimate the parking meters will bring in about $242,000 for fiscal year 2012-13 - an increase of nearly $42,000.
Since the vast majority of the city's parking meters are two-hour meters, most drivers will pay the higher fees.
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