Correction - April 19, 2016: An earlier version of this story incorrectly implied that the Kalamazoo City Commission had to approve every aspect of the the DDA's parking plan for it to become law. In fact, while the commission has authority over parking fine amounts, the DDA has the final word on parking rate increases.
People who park in downtown Kalamazoo need to pack extra quarters starting this summer. The board that sets parking rates downtown says it needs to raise those rates to cover costs. The Downtown Development Authority approved a parking plan Monday to raise meter rates as well as prices at lots and ramps, starting in July.