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File #: 19-1744    Name: Residential Parking Permit Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/8/2019 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to amend Section 5-8-84: Pay by Phone Parking Fee within a Residential Permit Parking District and make Permanent this Residential Parking Preservation Program in Old Town. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 19-1744_Attachment 1 - Residential Parking Pay by Phone Ordinance Cover Sheet, 2. 19-1744_Attachment 2 - Residential Parking Pay by Phone Amendment Ordiance, 3. 19-1744_Attachment 3 - ParkingSurveyDetails, 4. 19-1744_Attachment 4 - StPaulsParkingSurveyResults, 5. 19-1744_Updated Presentation, 6. 19-1744_Memo to CC- Residential Pay By Phone Parking 2.22.19
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2019

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to amend Section 5-8-84: Pay by Phone Parking Fee within a Residential Permit Parking District and make Permanent this Residential Parking Preservation Program in Old Town. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance to amend Section 5-8-84 to make permanent the pilot program and modify the pay by phone parking requirement as an ongoing option for residential parking restrictions for a designated area of Old Town.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council consider the proposed ordinance for second reading, public hearing and final passage on Saturday, February 23, 2019, making this pilot residential parking preservation program permanent.

BACKGROUND: One of the parking management goals of the 2015 Old Town Area Parking Study (OTAPS) Work Group was to "Preserve parking on residential blocks for residents and guests." In response, a pilot program for a pay by phone parking requirement for residential blocks was implemented in November 2016 with the stated goal "to preserve on-street parking for residents by encouraging non-residents to park in metered spaces or garages by eliminating 'free' two- or three-hour parking on residential blocks."

The pilot program allowed the City to expand the pay by phone option to non-metered residential blocks, where it was previously only available on metered commercial blocks. Elements of the pilot program are listed below:

* Covers the area east of Washington Street between Princess Street and Wolfe Street.
* To be eligible for the program, blocks must be adjacent to an existing metered block or residential pay by phone block.
* Staff require a petition signed by at least 50% of the r...

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