Care to guess how much the city rakes in from parking meters?

Here’s a good party trivia stumper for you, kids:

Question: How much does West Palm Beach rake in from its annoying parking meters every year?

Answer: The Parking System pulls in more than $6.9 million a year in total revenue, based on the current city budget. Just over $2.6 million of that comes from parking meters.

The city’s fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. So far, according to Finance Director Mark Parks, as of May 31 the city has parked $4,147,786 in its coffers; Of that,the meter revenue is $1,517,225.

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