Meter maids tossing chalk for high-tech satellite technology

By KEVIN COURTNEY, Register Staff Writer

If a new piece of high tech equipment does the job, the days of meter maids marking the tires of parked vehicles in downtown with chalk may soon be over. Instead of using chalk in timed parking areas, the city will employ AutoFind, a $75,000 gizmo that photographs license plates from a moving vehicle and records their location using a satellite positioning system.

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