|On Tuesday, the city's downtown committee will choose between four new parking signs for the downtown that should help visitors find a parking spot.
The development review committee discussed the signs two weeks ago, with members saying they liked the colors and that they preferred a modern look over a historical look.
"We have Google here and high tech," said committee member Larry Cannon. Downtown signs "should say what we are about."
Jessica Von Borck, economic development director, said the downtown's "hipper, indie vibe" was due to companies like Google.
The City Council complained last year that downtown visitors were not always aware of the city's new parking garage on California and Bryant streets. The signs will help with "way finding," Von Borck said.
The signs were designed by Tom Donnelly of the Donnelly Design Group. The council will have final approval on the design, but is likely to give them a rubber stamp through the consent calendar.
— Daniel DeBolt
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