COLUMBIA — Some veterans can now park for free in downtown Columbia.
The City Council passed an ordinance Monday that will allow veterans with Missouri plates featuring Silver Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Congressional Medal of Honor or Bronze Star recognition to park for free at all city-owned and city-operated parking spaces.
At the council's request, staff contacted MU officials to see if they will allow veterans with the special plates to park for free in campus parking spaces. They confirmed MU will not participate.
Veterans can apply for these license plates through the Missouri Department of Revenue by filling out an application and turning in a statement to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a previous Missourian article.