After hearing from local business owners and residents, the Paso Robles City Council approved a new parking option at Tuesday’s meeting.
The city council looked over five parking proposals that included variations of timed parking limits and paid hourly parking options.
Council members approved the fifth option which proposes a $1 hourly rate with the first 90-minutes free throughout the downtown area.
Community members believe parking during peak business hours has been a persistent problem in the downtown area, and the city council will continue to try further options to help.
In future meetings, the city council plans to discuss valet parking, event parking and a shuttle program.