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16.20.420 Determination of Meter District Boundaries.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173627, 179141 and 182389, effective January 2, 2009.)

A.  Changes to or establishment of a parking meter district is initiated at the sole discretion of the City Traffic Engineer. 

B.  Before expanding or establishing a new parking meter district on public-right-of-way, the City Traffic Engineer must conduct a public hearing on the proposed meter district.  All properties within 400 feet of and all City recognized neighborhood and business associations within 1000 feet of the proposed meter district shall be mailed notice of the public hearing at least 20 days prior to the hearing.

C.  Meter district boundaries will be proposed in the text of a report to the City Council.  All persons registering their attendance at the public hearing shall be mailed notice of the City Council meeting at least 20 days prior to the meeting.

D.  The City Traffic Engineer may consider the following factors when determining a parking meter district boundary:

1.  The amount of area presently under parking sign controls.

2.  Adjacent property owner and property tenant demand and interest in having metered parking control.

3.  Need for increased turnover of parking spaces and public right-of-way management.

4.  Mitigation of traffic and parking impact on adjacent areas.

5.  Impact on current parking meter district enforcement.

E.  Current meter district boundaries shall be listed in the Bureau of Transportation’s Rules and Procedures Manual.