Myrtle Beach considers $175 million budget, includes convention center parking increase

Non-Myrtle Beach residents driving to the city’s convention center could see an increase in parking costs if City Council chooses to adopt the $175 million budget presented Sunday evening by the chief financial officer. The proposed budget does not include a property tax increase.

Those parking at the convention center could have to pay $5 per car – a $2 increase. Residents who have city parking decals already are able to park for free. Residents whose vehicles are registered in the city of Myrtle Beach and who pay taxes on that vehicle are eligible for the decals.

“This budget has no tax increase, no increase in the business license fee structure, and no increases in fees or new fees,” Chief Financial Officer Michael Shelton said.