LAFAYETTE -- Drivers wishing to park in certain areas of town may soon have to whip out the plastic.

City officials will hear Monday a request from Lafayette's police chief for additional credit card-reading parking meters in spaces near the BART station and certain areas downtown.

Chief of Police Eric Christensen is proposing new single space parking with credit card-capable meters replace slot-box areas surrounding the Lafayette BART station. He also wants officials to consider credit card meters along Mt. Diablo Boulevard from Dewing to Moraga Road, and single space metered parking along Plaza Way.

The total cost to replace the meters is $90,186. The city council budgeted $200,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year to replace the meters, according to city data.

These won't be the first credit card meters for Lafayette. Last year, the city installed 13 trial single-space meters in front of the Lafayette Mercantile.

The city received $171,183 in revenue from 289 metered and slot-box spaces last fiscal year.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center community hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.