Cheyenne, WY (KGWN)- Parking enforcement implemented a new system last fall. Since then, revenues are down compared to 2013. Special Projects Director Bob Bradshaw said this is actually a good thing for the city.
"We see those numbers down partially because of the weather, we've had a lot of snow and that keeps (parking enforcement) off of the streets, we're still getting used to the system, and we'd like to think it's working," Bradshaw said.
The new system automatically tracks license plates so now the city can enforce decade-old parking rules that include parking on the same block face twice in 24 hours.
The new system isn't popular with everyone. Even though the rules are designed to keep spaces open for downtown business, Brandon Roberts works at Mitchell's BBQ and says the only thing that's changed is how often he has to move his car, and how far away he has to park.
"I think the city needs to designate spaces in the downtown garages for employees that work in businesses downtown."
Bradshaw says people shouldn't focus on the revenue, because parking enforcement's goal isn't to raise revenue. It's to reduce parking anarchy and create spaces for downtown visitors.