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Paid parking to resume at 10 a.m. Wed.

Staff report

Cale America workers Dan Culliton and Steve Rochon install one of Aspen's new parking meters at the corner of Original Street and East Hyman last winter. The City spent about $600,000 on the new meter system following roughly $800,000 in revenue losses due to a glitch with the previous system. On Monday, city council discussed raising parking rates during peak seasons as one way to reduce traffic.

Paid parking will resume in the downtown core at 10 a.m. Wednesday following the weeklong installation of the city of Aspen's new meter system.

Assistant City Manager Randy Ready said the city expected to complete the installation of 81 new meters Monday and will continue to test the meters through today. The City Manager's office is expected to begin the search for a new parking director some time after Jan. 1, and Parking Department employee Blake Fitch will continue as interim director in the meantime.