HELENA — The City of Helena has suspended all downtown parking enforcement until March 31st. In a statement released today, interim City Manager Melinda Reed said, "As stewards of the downtown, this decision supports the safety of our downtown customers and parking staff."
The Parking Division will continue to enforce ADA parking as well as any public safety parking issues, such as blocked fire hydrants and "no parking" zones. Parking officers will not enforce any paid parking areas. This suspension is in line with many city department's efforts to reduce person-to-person interactions based on the CDC's guidelines.
The Parking Office will remain open during regular business hours to accept payments, fines, or answer any parking questions.