ST. LOUIS — On Tuesday, St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones announced the City of St. Louis would be extending its pandemic parking changes.
“In response to the regional order to shelter in place and the national social distancing guidelines, I am extending the freeze on parking payments and tickets for the health and wellbeing of my staff and all St. Louisans,” Jones said.
Those changes, originally slated to last through April 22 include the following:
- Parking meters will be free, and no tickets will be written.
- Penalties will be frozen through May.
- All hearings for parking ticket adjudication will be rescheduled.
- Treasurer Jones will broadcast on Facebook Live most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. to provide information on financial resources and more on the St. Louis Treasurer's Facebook page.
- OFE programming will be presented on Facebook Live to help guide St. Louisans through difficult financial circumstances at Facebook.com/STLTreasurer and Facebook.com/STLOfficeofFinancialEmpowerment.
- All in-person Office of Financial Empowerment events through April are postponed, including College Kids events. Several resources are available online at www.stlofe.org.
- All departments have implemented skeleton crew and work-from-home plans. Offices and garages are being thoroughly cleaned with numerous precautions to protect the health of St. Louisans.
"I had a long career in public health before I ran for public office and I believe suspending this activity contributes to flattening the curve and preventing the spread of the coronavirus," Jones said. "The last thing people should be concerned about right now is feeding a meter or paying a parking ticket.”