POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:35pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:40am
El Paso City Council considered extending the hours of free metered parking downtown during game days, but Tuesday the idea was denied.
City officials said the funds from metered parking are used to help pay off the plaza theatre renovation debt. They said taking that away would force the city to look into other revenue streams.
Currently, drivers have to pay 25 cents for every 20 minutes to park at metered spots downtown from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.