Tuesday, March 02, 2010

City seeks citizens to advise paid on-street parking plans

The City of Tacoma and downtown stakeholders have discussed plans for paid on-street parking for nearly a decade. This spring the pay stations are coming…really.

The goal of the on-street parking paid parking system is to insure 15% vacancy so that clients and customers in downtown have easy access to on-street parking and the businesses they visit. The City is committed to an extensive public outreach campaign to educate downtown regulars and visitor about the parking pay stations as well as alternatives to driving into and parking downtown.

Stakeholder involvement is a key component to a successful pay station roll-out. As such, downtown stakeholders will be appointed by the City Manager to the Parking Management Advisory Task Force. The Task Force is the primary citizen’s group advising the City on parking policies and essential details of the parking system including, residential and business permits, time stays, public outreach and eventually future expansion of the paid-on-street system.

The City is currently accepting applications to the Parking Management Advisory Task Force. Get your application here. Please return completed applications no later than Monday, March 8th, 2010 to Dana Brown, City of Tacoma Public Works Department, 747 Market Street, Room 520 or email, dbrown2@cityoftacoma.org

For questions or additional information please feel free to contact me, Chelsea Levy, Parking Management Advisory Task Force Co-Chair at chelseal@tacomachamber.org or (253) 627-2175.

Past posts on this topic:
City Council Endorses Parking Meters for Downtown
Paid on-street parking...it's coming...really

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