Dearborn's new parking rates for all west downtown lots went into effect Friday.
New rates are as follows:
- For the first hour, parking in downtown lots is 25 cents per every 15 minutes
- After the first hour, parking is a flat 75 cents per hour for any part of that hour
- The daily maximum is $9
- Lost tickets are $9
Parking rates are in effect from 9 a.m.-4 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Parking remains free on Sundays and holidays.
The change in rates comes as a result of a last month in conjunction with the approval of the fiscal year 2011-12 budget. Parking rate increases passed unanimously by council members after being proposed by city officials.
centered around the fact that for the city's parking system to remain revenue neutral, an increase in rates was needed.