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Santa Monica Implements Temporary Free Parking in Downtown this Holiday Season

To support Santa Monica’s local businesses while providing a safe and shopping experience for the holiday season, the City of Santa Monica has temporarily waive parking fees in downtown Santa Monica public parking structures 1 – 6 from Friday, December 11 through Friday, December 25, 2020.

“The City is making an investment into the Santa Monica economy by waiving downtown parking fees, complimenting Citywide free curbside pickup zones that help support local safe shopping and restaurant pick-up opportunities,” the City said in a press release. “Buying local keeps dollars in Santa Monica’s economy.”

According to the City, for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through payroll and taxes that are reinvested to support local schools, parks and community services.

“The Buy Local Santa Monica program has over 1,000 businesses actively participating that employ over 3,700 Santa Monica residents and nearly half of our Buy Local businesses are owned by Santa Monica residents,” the City said.

For more information about Santa Monica shopping districts or a list of unique Santa Monica gifts, visit: buylocalsantamonica.com/gifts2020 and santamonica.com/holiday-specials. The Santa Monica “Open for Business” map is available at santamonica.gov/coronavirus-resources.

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