ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Parking at St. Augustine Beach could soon cost you.
The St. Augustine Beach Commission unanimously voted to charge for parking on A1A Beach Boulevard. The Mayor and commissioners say they would like to have this implemented by July.
Most popular beaches, like Jacksonville Beach already charge to park. The goal for St. Augustine is to have pay-to-park systems set up at the pier, as long as the county approves.
Why the Change
City leaders say the money will be used to maintain the pier.
The commissioners say the parking system is expected to generate around $600,000 in revenue for St. Augustine Beach- before expenses, including hiring parking staff which would be about 100,000.
“This is an opportunity. We are really thinking outside of the box and I’m really excited we’re going to have a source of funds so that we can enhance other pedestrian parking services and facilities,” said Undine George, Mayor of St. Augustine Beach.