San Luis Obispo offering free holiday parking in city structures

November 21, 2022


San Luis Obispo is offering free parking during the holiday season in the city’s three downtown parking structures in order to increase shopping and dining.

Beginning on Thanksgiving Day through Dec. 27, the city will not charge for those parking in the city structures on 842 and 919 Palm Street and 871 Marsh Street. Drivers can also park for free on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

“It’s our gift to the community to help support local businesses and encourage everyone to celebrate the season together downtown,” according to city staff.

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What’s with Government raising fees and taxes so they can give it away? Redistribution of wealth. If I had to work downtown and pay for parking, I’d call foul at giving shoppers free parking.

Then in 2023 really make up for the lost revenue by doubling parking fees.

Don’t forget the 1.5% sales tax that they are hoping will increase due to this gesture done in the spirit of giving.