'Secret Santas' to plug people's parking meters

City crews plug meters at random starting Black Friday

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

City Parking Enforcement crews will be out performing random acts of kindness during the holiday season, plugging parking meters for some visitors to Downtown Spokane.

Every year, City crews plug random parking meters starting on Black Friday through to New Year’s Day. The tradition is a goodwill effort to encourage people to come downtown during the holiday season to celebrate and support downtown businesses. In December 2013, parking enforcement officers gave more than $400 worth of free parking to downtown visitors.

The City’s nine parking enforcement officers will operate as ‘secret Santas’ during normal parking meter hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday).

Money to plug parking meters is donated from the City’s parking meter revenue funds.

  • Learn more about the new pay by phone parking meter option at SpokaneCity.org