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EVA launches pilot pre-paid parking card program

Posted: September 2nd, 2016 | Columnists, East Village News, Featured | No Comments

By Sunny Lee | EVA News

The East Village Association (EVA) is launching a six-month pilot “pre-paid parking card program” using the city of San Diego’s pre-paid parking card. (See photo of sample card)

The pilot program’s goals are to:

  1. Provide information on how to use and where to purchase the cards;.
  2. Make parking easier for locals and visitors.
  3. Create awareness about local businesses and restaurants in East Village.

Pre-Paid Parking Meter CardThe pre-paid parking cards work in the city of San Diego’s electronic parking meters and Port of San Diego parking meters.

The cards are sold in two increments, $10 and $45. The parking cards are beneficial to residents, commuters and visitors because they offer the ability to have leftover meter funds returned to the card after use and don’t require the user to carry change in their car or wallet. It works similar to a gift card.

Some users prefer the pre-paid parking cards as it discourages identify theft of credit cards. Note: Multi-space pay or display stations do not refund unused time to the parking cards.

During the pilot, EVA will sell the pre-paid parking cards through three different venues, including the EVA office in the Moniker Warehouse (705 16th St.) and at San Diego Restaurant Supply (1202 Market St.). The third location is yet to be determined.

Card purchasers receive a 10 percent discount offer from San Diego Restaurant Supply for purchasing the pre-paid card.

For more information about the EVA Pilot Pre-Paid Parking card program and other parking and initiatives, please visit EastVillageSanDiego.com

—Sunny Lee is the program manager of the East Village Association, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation that manages the East Village business improvement district. To learn more visit the eastvillagesandiego.com.

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