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WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – Making parking easier in the downtown core

CAP Team member Jon George.

HELLLO, Downtown Kamloops. Jon here, with another update for this week. The CAP Team has a few suggestions for Kamloopsians to follow to not only further enjoy the experience Downtown but in your own neighborhoods as well.

The first tip we have is regarding parking on city streets in town. The city of Kamloops has partnered up with Telepark to provide an effortless parking purchase . Telepark is a system that enables customers to pay for parking in real time using their mobile phone. It is as easy as going to http://www.telepark.ca and clicking “Register for Telepark Services.”

This makes adding time to your account a breeze. Just remember there is a three-hour time limit for on street parking. Make sure to terminate your transaction when you are finished parking to avoid being charged extra. This tip applies to on street parking only and does not work with the Impark lots, as they are a private company.

Secondly, the team wanted to let you know about one of the handy tools we use every day. There is a great little app called myKamloops to report things directly to the City, and guess what? You can get it too. This app lets citizens report non-emergency civic issues such as potholes, fallen trees, graffiti on public property, litter pick up, and more, directly to City Hall.

All you need to do is to take a picture, video, or audio recording and put it into one of the categories that the app offers. You can view reports near you using the GPS systems in the phone and use this tool to help improve our community.

Our final tip for you today relates to hanging up posters on poles in Downtown Kamloops. The city offers designated public spaces to hang up posters for upcoming events or lost items. The posters boards have a black back drop on them and are visible from the street. If you do not post at a designated location, your poster is likely to be taken down as it is against the by-laws. Visit http://www.downtownkamloops.com for poster board locations.

That is all we have for you today, Downtown Kamloops, but remember these tips and you will feel more involved in the community in no time!

Written by, Jonathan George, a Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team Member. The CAP Team is the Downtown Kamloops ambassador program. Reach them at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Customer Care – Info centre at 250-572-3017.

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