MILWAUKEE — On Monday morning, the Milwaukee Department of Public works started enforcing metered parking.
DPW suspended meter parking back in March due to COVID-19 but as more people are heading back to work, officials said the need for parking turnover has increased. John Sibilano, who lives downtown, said it's a sign things are slowly heading back to normal.
“I think it’s normal to go back to paid parking,” said Sibilano.
Jean has worked in the downtown area for 30 years, she said paying for parking is something she is used to.
“I don’t have a problem with paying for parking right here, right now,” said Jean.
Metered parking violations start at $22 dollars and officials are encouraging the public to use the MKE Park app, so residents have a contactless payment method.
The app is free for download on both iPhone and Android devices. To pay for parking using the app, simply enter the zone number listed on the meter, select the amount of time needed, and hit "start parking" to begin the session.
Enforcement of non-metered timed restrictions will not take effect at this time, including daytime parking permits. This will be phased in at a later date, the city says.