For the 16th consecutive holiday season, the city of Sacramento is offering free on-street parking for shoppers and restaurant-goers in several sections of downtown, midtown and Old Sacramento.
On-street parking is free all day weekends, and free after 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The free parking will run through Dec. 26.
The general area for free parking is from I to L streets, and Front Street to 29th Street.
All other parking violations remain enforceable, including posted time limits and street sweeping. If a motorist parks for free at a one-hour meter, that driver must move his car within an hour. Also, the East End Garage on 17th Street between L Street and Capitol Avenue offers a flat rate of $2 after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends.
For a map of the free parking area, go to: www.cityofsacramento.org/transportation/dot_media/street_media/holidayparking2012.pdf