New parking meters along Morton Street in downtown Bloomington are online — but city officials say they’re still educating the public on how to use the meters.
The city of Bloomington planned to have the new parking meters go online Monday, but officials turned them off after discovering a computer glitch.
Mayor Mark Kruzan says social services should be a priority in times of economic downturns.
Mayor Mark Kruzan has said the additional revenue could be used to offset the losses from the city’s parking garages, about $400,000 annually.
The Chamber of Commerce does not condemn the idea of metering more spots downtown but says the city should move forward slowly with its parking plans.
The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce says the city needs to create a more comprehensive parking plan before it installs meters.