Downtown parking is about to change as the city is overhauling its parking system, adding new technology to make parking easier.
Right now there are over 2,000 parking meters in Spokane that are going from taking change from your coin tray to meters that will let you use debit and credit cards.
Approximately half of the meters in Spokane are getting the 21st century upgrade.
Finding a parking spot is always the first challenge.
"I usually try to do a couple of circles to find an open spot," driver Alexis Spies said.
The second challenge of finding the right change, is about to change.
"It's really time for us to make this investment," Jan Quintrall with the City of Spokane said.
In 2011, the city added 98 debit and credit card parking meters and now, two years later, downtown parking is entering into the 21st century with 800 smart meters. They accept your plastic and coins but that's not all.
"These are great meters because they are going to tell us how often they are used, when someone pulls away, for the real high turnover parking areas," Quintrall explained.