The Bakersfield City Council has approved a plan to streamline parking limits to one hour, 90 minutes or two hours, and will be installing new signs that show the changes. Police will also patrol more often while business owners will be encouraged to educate customers about the garage at 18th and Eye streets, which a study found is vastly underused. The action follows complaints that people are parking for hours in front of stores, or are blocking loading and red zones.

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