Parking tickets to take a holiday Jan. 1

Good news for New Year's Eve revelers in Atlanta: Parking meters will not be monitored Jan. 1.

ParkAtlanta spokeswoman Valerie Bell-Smith said no parking meter enforcement will occur Sunday, a day when many will be taking taxis or walking to the cars they left behind the night before.

The parking ticket moratorium is not that unusual, the agency also did not write parking tickets during the Christmas holiday, Dec. 24-26.

Enforcement will return somewhat Jan. 2, said Bell-Smith, when tickets will be written for gross violations, such as illegally parking near a fire hydrant or in a handicapped space.

Normal enforcement will return Tuesday, Jan. 3, so be sure to have some quarters handy to feed the parking meters.