Monday, June 28, 2010

Paid on-street parking public meeting this Thursday

Only two more months until the on-street pay stations "go live" throughout downtown in mid-September. Now is the time to comment on how the public will experience the system.

The next public meeting on draft recommendations for downtown paid-on street parking system is this Thursday, July 1st, 2010, 5:00-6:00PM at the University of Washington Tacoma in the Tacoma Room (above the bookstore @ S. 19th & Pacific).

Meeting Topics:
5PM - The Return of Paid Parking in Downtown Tacoma
5:05 - Issues under review
- Paystation On-street Locations (See this previous post for more information)
- Paystation Signage
- Paystation Instructions
- Paystation Receipts
- Permits (Day Use, Barricade, Delivery, etc)
-Regulatory Changes
5:15 - Public Feedback
6PM - Adjourn

For information on Task Force recommendations or schedule please visit us online at If you would like to comment, but can't make it to the meeting provide your feedback to The Task Force looks forward to input from the community and responds to all comments and questions received.


  1. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Will there still be some 20- or 30-minute spaces for quick errands and ease of use? I would feel silly and annoyed at having to pay to park to get cash at my ATM...

  2. Thanks for your question. Yes, there will be some 30 minute signed stalls. You can purchase a minimun of 20 minutes for 25 cents at all the pay stations.

    All pay stations accept debit and credit cards in addition to change. The meters do not accept cash because wet bills clog up the machines.