FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno is working to upgrade its parking meters, including the ones downtown.
Right now, city leaders are taking bids for a project to install "smart meters" which would accept credit and debit cards as payment instead of coins only.
Bids are due mid-March, and city spokesperson Mark Standriff says more than a dozen vendors have already expressed interest.
If council members approve the funding, we could have new meters downtown by late summer.
The city council is also considering the creation of a "parking authority" to control all city parking operations and infrastructure
Fresno looks to upgrade parking with 'smart meters'