Feed the meter, feed the homeless
Look, we’re not saying you should be stoked to pay for parking in West Hollywood, but feeding the meter will actually contribute to a good cause this holiday season.
According to Wehoville, the city of West Hollywood has launched a campaign called “WeHo Gives Back” to divert a percentage of parking meter revenue to various social services agencies that help the homeless.
From December 26 to December 31, the city says 10 percent of funds collected in meters will be donated homeless services providers Ascencia, Step Up on Second, and the LA LGBT Center’s Youth Center. The city has suggested those agencies may spend the funds on sleeping bags, socks, food, water, and hygiene kits.
Just how many cars park at West Hollywood’s 1,986 parking meters in the last week of the year? During the same week in 2015, the city took in $94,000 in parking revenue. Officials are expecting a similar sum this year.