New Parking Plan For Downtown Fresno

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced new plans that she hopes, will help downtown business.The plan is a series of steps aimed at improving parking for downtown businesses, residents, and employees.Some of the steps will include creating a new downtown corridor parking district, creating better on-street parking options for residents, and creating a new permit that would be available for frequent downtown visitors to purchase, allowing extended parking at meters.The proposal will be presented to Fresno City Council at its meeting next Thursday.

Mayor Swearengin also reminded downtown visitors that parking will be free Thursday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 1.{} In addition, she said parking is free weeknights after 6 p.m. and on weekends unless there is a special event downtown.{} The City's Parking Division posts signs around downtown entry points and intersections when a special event is occurring that will result in enforcement at parking meters.