For many years, Decatur had a sort of gentleman’s agreement with its residents regarding Saturday street parking.
If you had been around long enough, you discovered that the PALS – who write the city’s parking tickets – didn’t work on Saturdays, so while all official Decatur documentation about metered parking said that you needed to pump coins (and more recently credit cards) into the meters on Saturday, those “in the know” could save some cash on Saturdays.
However, with the installation of the upgraded meters last year, we were told that the city was evaluating commencing Saturday parking enforcement. Well, apparently the evaluation period has ended and the city has decided to deploy the PALS on Saturdays too.
Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne confirmed with us that after 6 months of passing out warnings at expired meters, the city is now actively ticketing on Saturdays.
So be aware Decaturites! Until 6p on Saturdays you now must to feed the meter or risk a ticket
Parking remains free of charge after 6p Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. More info on Decatur parking rules and locations on the city’s website HERE.
Photo courtesy of Marla Tiara