Hundreds of Jacksonville’s newest parking meters designed to accept credit cards are missing batteries.
They not only won't swipe your cards, they won't even accept a quarter for you to park for 30 minutes.
If any the 1,575 meters is broken, the city does not ticket a driver because there is no way to know if he or she paid or how long he or she parked in the spot.
A spokesperson said metered parking brings in $706,566 annually.
Digital meters alone should bring in $436,029 every year, but the city said 116 of 547 meters are not operational.