Parking tickets for downtown Spokane are doubling at the end of the month.
Parking tickets are currently $15 in the downtown area, but due to a fee increased approved by Spokane City Council, the tickets will double to $30. The City Council voted to increase parking tickets after a study found the current fees and system often led to people overstaying parking spots in front of downtown businesses, making them difficult to access, and led to people circling through downtown looking for spots longer, which makes traffic worse.
Parking prices are also going up and how much a spot costs depends where it is located downtown. A map of downtown parking spaces is available on the city’s website at my.spokanecity.org/parking.
The increase will be in effect starting June 28.