STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE: 6/12/2014 8:25 p.m.
Staunton City Council has approved an increase in parking rates for meters and garages. The new rates go into effect July 1st.
Staunton City Council members will be talking about parking rates in the city on Thursday night.
Under a proposal, the hourly rate for parking meters would double to 50 cents an hour and the rates for garages would also increase.
The additional funds are meant to cover debt and new parking equipment, such as a credit card machine at the New Street deck.
The meeting is happening Thursday 7:30 p.m. inside council chambers.
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