AREA PARKING PERMIT
PROGRAM FEE SCHEDULE AND COST-OF-SERVICE ANALYSIS
Section 1. The Council finds:
1. By Ordinance No. 151569 the Bureau of
Traffic Management (now the Bureau of Transportation System Management) was
directed to implement a Resident Parking Program that restricted parking by
non-resident vehicles, and established eligibility, process, and fee criteria
for neighborhood involvement.
2. By Ordinance No. 158698 Council acknowledged the
importance of the Resident Parking Program to be financially self-supporting,
and raised the annual renewal permit fee to $10 per vehicle in order to increase
program cost recovery to 80 percent level.
3. By Ordinance No. 165189 the program was changed to
include areas that were not exclusively residential. The name of the program was
changed from the Resident Parking Permit Program to the Area Parking Permit
4. By Resolution No. 35005 adopted by Council in June
1992, bureaus are required to conduct cost-of-service studies and recover costs
for services that primarily benefit private concerns.
5. In 1994, the Bureau of Traffic Management (now the
Bureau of Transportation System Management) conducted a cost-of service analysis
that established APP permit costs at $13 for the District Start Process and $32
per permit vehicle for the Annual Renewal Process. The bureau recommended that
APPP program fees continue to be subsidized by the City.
6. By Ordinance No. 167927 adopted by Council in July
1994, the APPP permit fee (Annual Renew Process) was increased from $10 to $15
per permit vehicle. The District Start Process fee was created and established
as the level of $6 per permit.
7. Area Parking Permit Program services have grown to
include nine program areas over 10, 081 permitted vehicles. Program services
have expanded beyond the scope of achieving primarily citywide goals, and the
demand for new program services continues to primarily benefit residents and in
program areas. These programs are created through a vote of residents and
businesses and can be eliminated by those residents and businesses through a
similar voting process.
8. In lieu of reducing or eliminating APPP program
services FY 02/03, the Portland Office of Transportation (Transportation)
recommended that APPP permit holders pay the full cost of program services. The
mayor’s adopted budget for FY 02/03 includes this full cost recovery provision
in Transportation’s budget.
9. The APPP cost of service analysis has been updated
(August 2002) to show the cost of administering and maintaining the program. The
model shows program costs of $32.27 for annual permit renewals, and $25.41 per
permit for the establishment of new APPP districts (Start Process).
10. The APPP cost of service analysis model will be
used to update program service cost on an annual basis and those costs will be
used to make any necessary annual rate adjustments. Any necessary rate
adjustments will reflect reductions or increases to program services, and permit
services, and permit fees will be calculated accordingly. The Bureau of
Transportation System Management will explore alternatives to keep program
permit fees as low as possible by reducing program costs and producing program
11. In April of 2002, the Bureau of Transportation
System Management notified APPP permit holders of the bureau’s recommendation to
increase permit fees from $15 to $32 per year and held public meetings to
receive comments. Special meetings with the chairs of the APPP district
committees were also held to discuss their concerns and issues regarding the
Now Therefore, the Council
a. The fee schedule for the Bureau of
Transportation System Management Area Parking Permit Program, attached as exhibit A
b. The authority for the City Traffic
Engineer to update the APPP cost of service analysis (using the August 2002
cost-of-service model) annually and any make necessary adjustments to permit
fees, is approved.
c. The City Code be amended to provide administrative
provisions for appropriate advanced notification to permit holders of any change
in permit fees.
Bureau of Transportation
System Management Fee Schedule
| Parking Service
|| Current Fee
|| FY 02-03 Fee|
| Area Parking Permit Program (APPP)
- New District
Ordinance No. 176868 passed by Council August 28,
Filed for inclusion in PPD December 5, 2003.
(Re-indexed by City Auditor October 2005 - formerly indexed as