Time expired! New meter rates to park legally & illegally in New Orleans start today

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New Orleans (WGNO)--It will cost more to park downtown.

Parking rates have increased to $3 an hour in the CBC, Warehouse District, French Quarter and Marigny.

Parking will also go up everywhere else in the city to $2 an hour.

The city claims the higher rate will keep people from hogging limited parking, but people who work downtown and in the Quarter say it will hit their wallets the hardest.

For more, just log on to: http://www.nola.gov/mayor/press-releases/2015/20151230-pr-parking/