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TRN-3.104 - Parking Meter Rate Increase (1997)

PARKING METER RATE INCREASE (1997)
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
ARB-TRN-3.104
 
REPORT TO COUNCIL
 
DATE:  January 24, 1998
 
TO:  Charlie Hales, Commissioner-in-Charge
 
FROM:  Bureau of Traffic Management, Parking Management Division
 
Transmitted herewith as Exhibit A is the 1997 Downtown Parking Meter District Rate Report. This report provides for the increase in downtown parking meter rates from $.90 per hour to $1.00 per hour.
 
The Portland Office of Transportation has been working with a downtown advisory committee since June 1997 to examine a variety of parking meter district issues, including the feasibility of raising the parking meter rates by 10 cents per hour.
 
The rate report contains the following key recommendations:
 
1) Increase the downtown parking meter rates by 10 cents per hour, effective February 1, 1998
 
2) The incremental increase in parking meter revenue accrued as a result of the 10 cent per hour increase should be allocated in the following manner:
  • To support the extension of Fareless Square to Lloyd District
  • Ongoing marketing to promote multi-modal access and mobility to and around the downtown;
  • Rehabilitation of the downtown transit mall
  • Additional trash receptacles other than those on the transit mall
3) Develop and implement a plan to change 60-minute meters to 90 minutes
 
Gary G. Sparrman, Director
Bureau of Traffic Management
 
Elsa Coleman, Deputy Director
Portland Office of Transportation
 
TO THE COUNCIL:
 
The Commissioner of Public Safety concurs with the recommendations of the Portland Office of Transportation, and
 
RECOMMENDS:
 
That the report and recommendations be approved by Council.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Charlie Hales
Commissioner-in-Charge
 
HISTORY
 
Filed for inclusion in PPD May 19, 2005.
Report to Council accepted January 28, 1998.