Spokane Parking Enforcement crews will be out performing random acts of kindness during the holiday season, plugging parking meters for some downtown visitors.
Every year, city crews plug random parking meters starting on Black Friday through to New Year’s Day. The tradition is a goodwill effort to encourage people to come downtown during the holiday season to celebrate and support downtown businesses. Last December, parking enforcement officers gave more than $400 worth of free parking to downtown visitors.
The City’s nine parking enforcement officers will operate as ‘secret Santas’ during normal parking meter hours (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday).
The money to plug the meters is donated from Spokane's parking meter revenue funds.