Rehoboth Beach commissioners approved extending free parking on Monday nights to draw local visitors into town.
The coastal community has seen fewer visitors this summer, due to concerns over Covid-19. The downturn has severely affected the city’s parking revenues, which constitute a sizable source of city revenues.
Many of the visitors depart late in the day and leave room for the promotion.
Parking will be free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. through September 14. The city has free parking after the peak of the tourist season.
“Through efforts like Meterless Mondays, we continue to ensure our business owners have the support they need to build and grow their business as their success ultimately benefits the community as a whole. Small businesses promote economic opportunity and growth. Please shop at your local businesses to help recognize these business owners-your neighbors-and help the community,” said Mayor Paul Kuhns.