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Valets Will Have To Plug The Meters

Cincinnati's city manager says changes are coming to the city's valet parking program.  Harry Black says in a memo starting July 1, valet operators will be required to pay for parking meter charges in their operating zones.  Currently they're not paying the meters. 

Valet operators will be invoiced quarterly for these charges.  In addition, the city will start charging a valet permit fee for such services, but that rate hasn't been determined. 

Black says in the memo the new program is consistent with best practices among other cities across the country.  Right now there are 13 valet operators in the city and 26 designated valet zones.  Part of the change comes with extended parking meter hours into the evening at some Downtown and Over-the-Rhine locations.