PARKING METER RATE INCREASE (1997)
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
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
That the report and recommendations be approved by Council.
Filed for inclusion in PPD May 19, 2005.
Report to Council accepted January 28, 1998.