SANTA MONICA—Effective starting Sunday, July 1 at midnight, public parking rates in certain structures within downtown Santa Monica will increase. The Santa Monica City Council recently held public hearings in order to decide on new rates. The daily maximum rate of $17.50 will go up to $20 on weekdays and $25 on weekends, but the first 90 minutes of parking will remain free.

According to the city of Santa Monica website, the new parking rates are listed along with an explanation for the price increases. The notice with the new prices reads, “The city approved new rates in an effort to effectively manage the limited parking supplies and increase availability for all parking patrons.”

The structures that are due to experience price increases include: Parking Structures 1-10, Ken Edwards Center, The Civic Center Lot and Structure, and the Main Library Structure.

For a list of all new parking price changes and updates on monthly pass price listing, visit: