All of the following eligibility criteria must be met before the area will be
considered for the area parking permit program:
A. There must exist at some time during the day an occupancy rate of 75
percent or more of the existing on-street parking spaces. Twenty-five percent
(25%) of the vehicles occupying the on-street spaces must be other than area
vehicles. Vehicles that originate from outside the proposed permit program area
but are visiting a resident or conducting business in the proposed permit
program area will not be considered a commuter vehicle. This occupancy rate must
occur at least 4 days per week and the neighborhood association, the business
district association, and the City Traffic Engineer must agree that this
occupancy will occur for a minimum of 9 months per year.
B. The requesting area must consist of a minimum of 40 block faces or
8,000 lineal feet of curb space.
C. An area that feels it is adversely affected by parking and is
requesting permit parking must work through its neighborhood association or
business district association as defined in City Code Section 3.96.020 and
3.96.030. If the area is not formally organized, it should directly contact the
Office of the Neighborhood Associations for assistance. The Office of the
Neighborhood Associations must review the request and discuss the eligibility of
that area to form a neighborhood association or business district association in
conformance with the criteria established.
D. The City Traffic Engineer must agree that the area permit parking
program would promote benefits within the designated area.
Benefits may include, but are not limited to: increased access to
area residents and businesses, reduced traffic congestion, increased
traffic/pedestrian safety, reduced air/noise pollution, prevention of blighted
areas, increased neighborhood unity, and promoting the use of alternative
modes of transportation.
2. Adverse effects that may prevent implementation include, but are not
limited to: transferring the problem to a different area, inability to
effectively enforce program restrictions, lack of alternative modes of
transportation, availability of simpler, cheaper solutions, and the legal
existence of more than one firm with 50 or more employees that could not
operate under the permit system constraints.