Surprise! You found a free parking spot downtown

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It might be a bit like finding Waldo, but visitors to downtown may find a free downtown parking meter beginning today.

The City’s Parking System Enterprise will make two parking meters in the downtown area free.

The catch is that the special meters will be in new locations each day.

Staff will move the free parking meters to a random location each morning by 9 a.m.  Whoever happens to pull into that parking spot after 9 a.m. gets free parking while they shop, dine and enjoy downtown, city officials said.

“This is an innovative idea for City government to bring a little fun to the downtown experience,” said Mayor Steve Bach. “It’s a simple way to brighten someone’s day and thank them for visiting downtown.”