If you're headed to New Orleans anytime soon, make sure you pack some extra cash for parking. Parking fees in New Orleans officially doubled yesterday.

Parking rates for the French Quarter and the Central Business District have doubled to $3 per hour. Metered parking for the rest of the city has doubled to $2 per hour.

The time of metered parking has also been extended to 7 o'clock Monday through Saturday. Parking remains free on Sunday.

The original plan was said to extend metered parking from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Business owners are concerned the higher fees and extended hours could have a negative impact on business.

The price of a parking tickets is also being proposed to raise from $20 to $30.




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