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'Parking For a Purpose' Introduced at Reno City Council Meeting

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The City of Reno has seen its parks and recreation take some budget cuts in recent years and at Wednesday's city council meeting, a program was introduced to try to bring in more revenue. It's called "Parking for a Purpose" and it involves putting in old, recycled parking meters that would be decorated at places like Wingfield Park.

"It's been incredibly challenging to water our parks and to afford sod for these parks and so I think it's a creative way people can use these parks to give back."

The pilot program was introduced by councilwoman Hillary Schieve at Wednesday's council meeting.

Here's how it would work: if the meters are put in, they would be scattered around parks, and people would be encouraged to donate money to the old meters, but it's not required. The money collected would go back into the parks. The plan is to also have local artists come in and paint designs on the meters.

The next steps are to look into the potential costs of putting them in, and officials hope to get it all approved and get the meters in by the time Artown starts in July.

Written by Adam Varahachaikol
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