Eau Claire’s newest meter maid is automated.
The city’s police department says it is using its license plate readers to issue parking tickets. Parking Administrator Todd Bohrer says they are using the readers to make sure everyone pays at city parking garages and parking lots. If you don’t pay within 10 minutes, the parking lot readers ping the police, and they come and can write you a ticket. Bohrer says the idea is to use technology to replace the old stop arms, and to make sure everyone pays what they should when they park in Eau Claire.