“It’s really a lot about convenience for people,” said Mike McGee director of building and general services for the city.
“McGee said other communities that have been using the new meters have seen an increase of 30 percent to 40 percent in revenue. We will look at the revenue. My presumption is we will want to proceed.”
The card accepting meters can also reduce the costs, particularly labor costs, associated with collecting and handling the coins deposited into each machine.
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