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City of Santa Cruz Resumes Enforcement of Beach Area Parking Meters

Post Date:04/21/2020 12:00 PM


April 21, 2020



Brian Borguno, Parking Program Manager, (831) 420-5184

Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166


SANTA CRUZ — The City of Santa Cruz will resume enforcement of beach area parking meters this Friday, April 24. Beach area meter enforcement had been suspended in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, yet increased traffic with nicer spring weather has prompted enforcement to restart.

The decision to resume beach area parking enforcement aims to discourage large crowds in support of the Covid-19 state and Santa Cruz County shelter-in-place orders. This decision in conjunction with closed parking areas along West Cliff and East Cliff drives, encourages minimal non-essential travel in observance of the shelter-in-place orders. 

The public is asked to observe posted parking signage and information located on the meters regarding rates and enforcement times.  At this time, the City strongly encourages use of the Parkmobile payment application to avoid and/or limit physical contact with the parking meter itself.

Information on how to download and use the Parkmobile payment application can be found at

More information regarding City of Santa Cruz Parking Services is available at

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