Downtown North Neighborhood Association (DTNNA)
Note: We expect to revise this project plan with a more detailed time-line of the project and its future, Mike Liveright
The parking permits is now on hold until the parking structures are operational, early 2004. After that time, there will be parking permits issued to the residents and there will be some enforcement to prevent excessive non resident parting in the area. Note: I am trying to get a clearer statement of the plan and will then expect a DTNNA working committee to be formed to determine if there are changes that reflect the current membership desires.
Previous articles in the Palo Alto Weekly discussed the parking garage plan and its effect on lowering the parking in the area:
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June 22, 2003
Palo Alto City Council
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Palo Alto, CA 94301
JUNE 23, 2003, CITY COUNCIL MEETING, AGENDA ITEM #14
PARKING STRUCTURE SECURITY SERVICES CONTRACT
Dear City Council:
Please clarify that the parking lot security services will be paid for by the parking assessment district.
This clarification is important, because the budget authorization for implementing the Downtown Residential Parking Program was removed from last year's budget.
The staff report for this agenda item (CMR:313:03) says on Page 3 of 3:
Funds in the amount of $140,000 were approved in the FY 2003-2004 Police Department budget. Funds for subsequent years in the amounts not to exceed $162,482 each year will be included in the Police Department's proposed budgets for FY 2003-2006.
However, the staff report does not say what the source of the funds are for this program.
The 2003-2005 Proposed Operating Budget at page 238 says under Non-Salary Expenditure Changes that there will be an increase of $84,000 in the parking lot security contract that will be offset by revenue, but there is no corresponding revenue line item under Revenue Changes on page 237 of the proposed budget.
Please compare the $162,482 annual cost of the parking lot security services with the estimated annual cost of the Downtown Residential Parking Program.
The staffing for the Downtown Residential Parking Program was included in the 2002-2003 Adopted-in-Concept Budget, but removed in the 2002-2003 Proposed and Adopted Budgets. (See footnote 12 to the 2002-2003 Table of Organization at page 295 of the Adopted Budget 2002-2003.)
Elimination of the Downtown Residential Parking Program is of some concern, because the new parking structures were supposed to replace business related parking on downtown residential streets.
If there is no Downtown Residential Parking Program, then downtown developers will argue that the parking structures are supposed to serve new construction, and argue that business related parking should continue to use residential streets north of downtown for free.
June 12, 2004