City leaders discussed a plan to raise the rate as much as 75 cents. Right now, there are different rates in Old Town and the Carlyle area. Old Town rates currently are at $1 per hour.
In D.C., a budget proposal would raise the cost of parking at a meter for 15 minutes at the National Mall, downtown and into Northwest to 75 cents, or $3 per hour. Last year, the rate was raised from a $1 an hour to $2 per hour. However, Mayor Adrian Fenty said those rates aren't final, and that they could be scaled back or adjusted at different times of the day.