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(A) Establishment of preferred parking districts. The City Council may designate by resolution after findings have been made as hereinafter set forth certain residential streets or street, or any portion thereof, as a "preferred parking district" as defined in § 11.04.132 of this code for the benefit of residents adjacent thereto in which district vehicles displaying a permit or other authorized indicia may be exempt from parking prohibitions or restrictions otherwise posted, marked, or noticed.
(B) Findings. Each preferred parking district shall be so designated only upon finding of the City Council that such district is required to enhance or protect the quality of life in the area of the proposed district threatened by noise, traffic hazards, environmental pollution, or devaluation of real property resulting from commuter or nonresidentially oriented vehicular traffic, and that such district is necessary to provide reasonably available and convenient parking for the benefit of the adjacent residents.
(C) Criteria for determination of findings. Such findings shall be based upon the following criteria:
(1) Commuter, nonresidentially oriented, or transient vehicles do or may substantially and regularly interfere with the use of the majority of available public streets or alley parking spaces by adjacent residents; as used herein; "commuter vehicle(s)," "nonresidentially oriented vehicle(s)" and/or "transient vehicle(s)" shall mean those vehicles operated by persons whose destinations are to nonresidential areas or establishments and shall hereinafter collectively and singularly be referred to as the "vehicles;"
(2) The interference by such vehicles at regular and significant daily or weekly intervals;
(3) Said vehicles being driven or parked in the area of the proposed district cause or are the source of unreasonable noise, traffic hazards, environmental pollution, or devaluation of real property in the area of the proposed district;
(4) The majority of the residents adjacent to the proposed district desire, agree to accept, or request preferred parking privileges;
(5) No unreasonable displacement of such vehicles will likely result into residential areas surrounding the preferred parking district;
(6) A shortage of reasonably available and convenient residential related parking spaces exists in the area of the proposed district; and
(7) No alternative solution is feasible or practical.
(Ord. 4318, passed 12-16-96)