Leesburg Downtown Parking Revenues Double After COVID Suspensions

According to the Quarterly Downtown Public Parking Report presented to the Town Council on Monday, parking revenue is a significant growth area for the Leesburg government.

Overall, downtown parking usage and revenue through the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 was $402,595. That’s up by $196,596 compared to last year.

The increase is attributed to the resumption of hourly parking fees in the town garage and on-street parking meters, which were free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collections resumed in March 2021. 

While significantly higher, the parking revenues missed the budget mark by 20% overall. That shortfall was attributed in part to vacancies in the enforcement staff, as fines only accounted for about half the budget projection.

The report also noted that a majority of on-street parking meter payments, 58%, are now made through the Parkmobile app. That’s a positive trend because soon that will be the only way to pay. The town plans to remove the meters and transition to an online parking zone system after finding the software used to manage the meters is a cyber security risk. 

4 thoughts on “Leesburg Downtown Parking Revenues Double After COVID Suspensions

  • 2022-09-16 at 8:07 am
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    This is another good sign that we’re slowly coming out of the COVID epidemic. None of us knows what lies around the corner. But with any luck, we won’t have a resurgence. Welcome to Fall Loudoun!

  • 2022-09-16 at 10:53 am
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    The town is short staffed in every department.
    I hope the voters in Leesburg come to their senses and vote out the Covidian cultists in the mayor’s office and on the council.

  • 2022-09-19 at 5:59 pm
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    Inflation is high, prices are up. The town of Leesburg would be bettered served by suspending parking charges to make it more affordable for people patronize the Town of Leesburg. One Loudoun, Lansdowne Town Center, The Villages of Leesburg don’t charge for parking so why does the Town of Leesburg???

  • 2022-09-20 at 3:43 pm
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    Well, if the boneheads on Town Council hadn’t fired the police officers who rightfully refused to take the therapeutic masquerading as a COVID “vaccine,” then they would have had enough people on the enforcement staff.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

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