EAST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Merchant workers in East Sacramento are about to get a break on parking.

The Sacramento City Council is set to launch a pilot program offering up special permits for merchant workers allowing them to park in designated areas during peak hours.

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Local employees told CBS13 they have to get creative daily to find a parking space, sometimes moving their cars several times in a shift.

“There has been times I had to park across the street in a gravel lot, so yeah, I have been late”, Kristine Madigan said.

City council is considering the one-year pilot program for portions of Elvas, 65th, and 66th streets.

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Those qualified will have designated areas where they can park during their shifts. Some workers say they can’t wait.

“After opening hours, you’re kind of on your own to find a spot,” Calvin Crawford, a local brewery manager, said.

This plan could get city council approval on Tuesday.

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If the program is successful in East Sacramento over the pilot year, officials said they may expand the project citywide.