Rochester Rolls Back Free Parking Hours to 6:00 p.m.

After weeks of complaints and a petition drive, Rochester's  City Hall is rolling back new downtown parking regulations.

Mayor Lovely Warren says the city shift its extended parking hours  back to the old 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 pm. The change back to the former hours is effective immediately.

But the city still needs the added revenue to fill a revenue gap of more than $47 million  in its budget. It will raise parking meter rates instead. The rate will go from a $1.50 up to $2.00 an hour.

Mayor Warren says in a statement that this is a "win-win" for the entire community, and represents the city coming together to solve problems.


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