April 8, 2013 | WWeek.com-- With Portland City Council poised to pass new parking requirements for apartments in transit corridors this week, Commissioner Steve Novick sees an opening to revive a longtime enthusiasm: parking permits on the east side.
Novick mentioned at the end of an April 4 public hearing that he's spoken with officials at the Portland Bureau of Transportation about creating parking permits in the Richmond neighborhood, where homeowners have howled about the lack of on-site parking in new Southeast Division Street apartment buildings.
"PBOT has said they could accommodate a mini parking permit district," Novick said. "I really hope that option will be considered."
Novick's interest in permits—and parking meters—dates back to his run for office last spring, when he raised the idea of solving PBOT's money crunch by installing meters across the east side.
“I think you have to look at putting meters on Hawthorne, and [Northwest] 23rd,” he said. “I don’t know if it would make sense on Alberta, but I think you’d want to look at that.”
Such ideas are habitually resisted by business owners and homeowners, but with READ FULL ARTICLE