Some downtown Eau Claire businesses are worried about plans to start charging for parking.
A number of businesses are passing around a petition to ask the city council not to move ahead with plans to charge people to park downtown. City leaders say nothing has been decided yet. Erin Klaus is one of the business owners who worry that parking meters will mean fewer customers in her shop, Tangled Up in Hue. Eau Claire recently started enforcing block street parking which requires people to move their cars a block away, every two hours.
The city says charges for parking spots may be a part of next year’s city budget.