Paid parking in Flagstaff will be free into 2021. ParkFlag has been free since March. The move is to continue to draw people to downtown businesses as they try and recover from pandemic closures. Council member Charlie Odegaard brought up another issue currently with downtown parking. He says “because of everyone’s efforts to bring people back to downtown, we have an issue with the lack of convenient parking for customers. The reason is that the owners and their employees are parking in front of the businesses.” He adds “I plead with the downtown businesses, to park where appropriate and talk to each other about keeping convenient parking available for customers that want to spend their dollars downtown.” The Flagstaff City Council decided to put off a return to paid parking until March 1st of next year.