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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Press Release: Mayor Buckley Announces Three Hours Free Parking at Meters in Downtown


Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley
City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724,

Mayor Buckley Announces Three Hours Free Parking
at Meters in Downtown, Rollout of Shop Annapolis Campaign

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 25, 2019) – Mayor Gavin Buckley and Alderwoman Eleanor Tierney announced on Monday that the City of Annapolis will be offering three hours of free parking at downtown metered parking spaces beginning Friday, November 29 and running through New Years. They also announced an incentive program to offer a fourth hour of free parking using the promo code “ParkDTA” on the ParkMobile smartphone app.

“Good News!” Mayor Buckley said. “You don’t have to download the app to get free parking in downtown, but if you choose to download the app, you’ll get the fourth hour free. It is our way of incentivizing use of ParkMobile as we adopt Smart City initiatives.”

Alderwoman Tierney added that the City is eager to get people migrated to the technology. She said that many of the meters are in need of replacement. “Frankly, they’re a blight on our beautiful historic landscape.”

The Mayor added that there is more free parking in downtown Annapolis this year than any previous year. “With ‘Park, Shop and Dine’ and ‘Residents Park Free,’ as well as this program, people have no excuse not to spend their holiday shopping dollars with local retailers.

The City also announced a shop local program: Love Annapolis, Shop Annapolis, encouraging residents and visitors to the city to use the hashtag when shopping or dining in the City. The City offered the top ten reasons to shop local to:

Strengthen the Local Economy                     5. Get the Best Customer Service

Maintain Unique Character                          6. Ensure Future Local Investment

Create More Quality Jobs                             7. Ensure Diversity

Provide an Economic Stimulus                      8. Support Community Groups and Charity

Get the Best Customer Service                     9. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint                      10. Encourage Local Prosperity


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