You may remember a while back me talking about parking meter systems that downtown may adopt and test with all kinds of new convenient features and better tracking to produce more income for the city. You can see references and previous discussion at the 3-5-09 Redevelopment Advisory Board notes I took here and also in the 4-22-09 City Council report.
Looks like this will finally become a reality as RGJ reports that the three pilot systems will be installed in the coming weeks. My favorite is still Secure Storage Technologies, including their pledge to locate their corporate offices downtown. We'll see if my opinion changes once they are in place and functional.