Could parking meters be part of Lafayette Square in the near future?

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Treasurer's Office commissioned a study which examined the city's parking system and provided recommendations on a wealth of issues, including placement of parking meters. Residents in the Lafayette Square Historical District are concerned they will be installed in their neighborhood. People FOX 2 spoke with don't want the machines. Business owners fear they will drive customers away. A fear that could be realized as some diners at popular restaurants say they will eat somewhere else, if they have to plug meters. Some residents are concerned the coin guzzlers will create parking issues leaving them and their guests without spaces in front of their homes. At this point, Jared Boyd, Chief Counsel for the Treasurer's Office says no decisions have been made about when or if the community will get any parking meters. A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night at seven at United Methodist Church located at the intersection of Lafayette and Missouri.

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