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Residents opposed to plan for parking meters in Lafayette Square

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(KMOV.com) – Many residents of Lafayette Square are upset because they may have to pay to park in front of their homes.

The St. Louis Treasurer’s Office has proposed placing parking meters along Park Avenue, which contains both homes and businesses. Many residents told News 4 that such a move would force them to park further away from their own homes.

“If you’re forcing your employees sometimes your tenants park further away from your location and more towards the fringes of our neighborhood. It is a safety concern because there aren’t as many people there,” said business owner and Lafayette Square resident Jeff Jensen.

Residents are meeting with city officials about the matter Tuesday. Any installation of meters must be approved by the Board of Aldermen.

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