New parking rules for Montclair garage
The first 20 minutes of parking will be free in the Montclair parking garage at the top of La Salle.
In addition, the garage will stay open until 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The new rules went into effect July 1.
The City of Oakland, District 4 Councilmember Libby Schaaf and the Montclair Village Association have voiced their support for this pilot parking program to encourage more people to consider using the garage.
The Montclair garage cannot offer less than an hour rate for parking, so parking for 30 to 60 minutes will cost $2, but 80 minutes is still only $2. The 20-minute free parking program will extend through at least Dec. 31, 2014.
More than 50 Montclair businesses will validate for up to three hours of free parking in the garage. For more information, go to http://montclairvillage.com/business/montclair-parking-garage.
-- Mimi Rohr