The city of Worcester, MA, has decided to provide areas where on street valets can operate. They are going to designate four passenger loading zones during the peak hours when Valets operate. Fair enough. Prior to this the valets had to operate in the traffic lanes, not cool
In some cities, valets provide their own spaces. In other words, they must “rent” parking spaces from the city, by simply putting money in the meters, in areas where they need to provide their services. The city doesn’t lose any revenue, the valets are happy to pay the fees, and all is right with the world.
In these cities, the valet companies also find their own spots to park the cars that are left in their care. They make deals with local banks, businesses and the like to park in their unused spaces. They pay for that space. The parking spaces get used day and night.