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File #: 20-0462    Version: 1
Type: recommendation Status: Filed
File created: 6/5/2020 In control: Land Use & Environment Committee
Agenda date: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: South Capitol Neighborhood Parking Strategy
Attachments: 1. Summary of Changes, 2. Parking Strategy Report, 3. Zone Maps
South Capitol Neighborhood Parking Strategy

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not Referred to a Committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the recommendation to adopt changes to OMC 10.16.055 and 4.70 related to residential parking and forward to the full City Council for consideration.

Whether to accept South Capitol Neighborhood parking recommendations and forward to the full City Council for consideration.

Staff Contact:
Max DeJarnatt, Parking Program Analyst, Community Planning & Development, 360.570.3723

Rachel Newmann, South Capitol Neighborhood Committee Member
Max DeJarnatt, Parking Program Analyst

Background and Analysis:
In October 2018, the City proposed increasing fees for residential parking permit holders from $10 to $60 per car as part of the Downtown Parking Strategy (DTS). After input from South Capital Neighborhood (SCN) residents, the City removed SCN residential parking from the DTS to separately address the issues of permit fees, enforcement issues and other issues relevant to the SCN.

A committee of four SCN residents, three City employees and two Washington State Department of Enterprise Services employees met throughout Summer and Fall 2019, using an interest-based process to discuss and resolve several issues. The results were compiled into a Parking Strategy Report and a Report Summary, both attached. The Summary outlines various strategies to improve parking enforcement in the area. Some changes require code revisions and others may be implemented administratively.

The changes requiring code revisions are as follows:
* Number of registered cars allowed on each residential permit
* Cost of annual registration
* Reduced cost for low-income seniors or disabled residents
* Increased Fines for Overtime Parking by Non-Registered Vehicles
* Changes to Numbered Parking Zones One and Three (see attached map)

Other strategies (e.g. on-street metered parking) may be implem...

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