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Feb. 22, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

STJ Parking Plan

Up to half a million dollars in revenue could be coming into St. Joseph City coffers, thanks to a new parking meter plan being considered for downtown.

The city says a shortage of parking is not a problem at all, it's management of the vehicles. 2 plans are being discussed, one would be the instillation of automated ticket takers in the downtown garages. This could generate about $175,000 a year. The other option is to install pay-by-space parking, which would bring in more than $470,000 a year. The city says it would make improvements to parking garages and surface parking lots with the money, and provide security in the area. St. Joseph city officials are still reviewing the options and want public input. You can go to their website to review the plan. That's at