City officials have made several changes to the plan in the last year, mostly trading hourly metered spaces for permit spaces, and vice versa.
The plan has a variety of rules governing on-street parking and the use of spaces in parking garages and lots. On weekdays, drivers must pay 50 cents per hour from 3 to 8 p.m. to park on Washington, Essex, Granite and Wingate streets. Street parking is free from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but is limited to two hours. Drivers pay 50 cents per hour to park in city lots, the same as on-street parking.