When you have used the parking meters on 2nd Street and throughout the City did you know what the green button with “OK” on it was for? This is the Courtesy Parking button which allows for a few minutes of free parking. This feature was designed for people who were running in to a store very briefly and would be right back out.
In order to better accommodate those people picking-up food from local restaurants, the City has extended the Courtesy Parking time of on-street parking to 15 minutes. I hope everyone will make use of this feature whenever they are making a quick pick-up on any metered City street. Parking meters are in fact still in effect though, specifically in order to allow for turnover of spaces serving essential businesses.
Again, in order to use the 15 minute free parking feature simply press the green button on the meter, and you will see 15 minutes of time show up on the screen to make quick pick-ups easier.
I want to again assure you that my office and my team are at your service and will continue to provide any and all assistance we can from both our office at City Hall as well as our Field Office at 340 Nieto Avenue. Please reach out to our office any time as our focus will continue to be providing effective information and responsive assistance for any request.