The City of Cleveland Heights wants to encourage people to shop and dine in the city.
For three weekends, the city will offer free parking and likely assuage that common gripe.
"It gives people a chance to rediscover Cleveland Heights and let people know Cleveland Heights is alive and well and let people see the restaurants and shops here," said Mayor Ed Kelley. "Everybody in the city wants to do this."
Kelley said there was a meeting last week with the business districts.
"The Cedar Lee folks asked for something like this," Kelley said.
The Coventry district offered free parking a few years ago after the streetscape improvements were complete, but Kelley said this city-wide promotion is a first.
Every on-street and parking lot meter will be free the following weekends:
- June 29 through July 1
- July 27 through July 29
- August 24 through August 26
The press release about the promotion said this is a way for Cleveland Heights to "celebrate summer in the city."
"I think it will be an economic engine for businesses and get people to come to Cleveland Heights and see us again and rediscover the areas," Kelley said.