I admit it. I was dead set against parking meters in Downtown Redding. This month marks the 3-year anniversary of the Redding Chamber of Commerce’s return to its roots in this part of the city.
Shortly after our move, I made the decision to park my car across the street at one of the few remaining metered parking spaces. A few hours later as I was getting into my car, I was greeted with a canary yellow parking ticket. “I thought they didn’t enforce parking meters” was my first thought. Reluctantly, I went to City Hall and paid the $24.00 (or so) fine. At that time Downtown Redding was still in a hopeful mindset that redevelopment opportunities would come someday.