The Meridian City Council has set a tentative rate schedule for a new parking garage.
It will be put to a vote at the next City Council meeting.
The first hour of parking will be free. The second hour and other hours will be $1.00 per hour up to $5.00 per day. As a public relations issue, the first 30 days of parking will be free.
Monthly parking rates have not yet been set, but they will range between $20 and $45.
For special events, the rate will be a flat $4.00 parking fee. The garage officially opens May 18.