It now costs $7 to park in Truckee's historic area for four hours. It's the first paid parking in the town.
Truckee’s parking coordinator Kelly Beede says it’ll help improve parking problems in the downtown area.
"Typically it’s very difficult to find a parking place, so meters encourage parking turnover which allows more customers to patron the merchants in the downtown area."
She says they expect to make $640,000 in parking revenue which will help pay for improvements to the downtown area including upgrading sidewalks and landscaping.