Columbus to spend another $250,000 to educate motorists on street parking app, kiosks

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Columbus City Council on Monday agreed to pay a local firm another $250,000 to expand a marketing campaign aimed at teaching motorists how to pay for street parking using the Park Columbus signs and app and kiosks that have replaced meters in most areas around the city.

The City Council also held a second reading and gave final approval to revisions to the city code that will require mobile food vendors operating in congested areas of the city like the Short North to cease operating at 2:30 a.m. rather than 3 a.m., effective May 1.

The council authorized the Department of Public Service to modify a professional services contract with Hunter Marketing in Columbus to increase the payment for the “Park Columbus Educational Communications Campaign.” Hunter Marketing will collaborate with a city Park Columbus team “with the goal of educating, raising awareness and promoting new mobility and parking initiatives,” the ordinance states.

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