Skip to code content (skip section selection)
A. Upon receipt of a verified petition by residents living in fifty percent (50%) of the living units in the area proposed for designation, the public works director shall undertake or cause to be undertaken such surveys or studies as are deemed necessary to determine whether a residential area satisfies the designation criteria for a residential permit parking area. Such surveys or studies shall be completed within ninety (90) days of receipt of such verified petition, unless otherwise provided by the council.
B. Within thirty (30) days of the completion of the surveys and studies to determine whether designation criteria are satisfied, the public works director shall prepare and file with the city clerk a written report to the council recommending whether to designate the residential area under consideration as a residential permit parking area. Such report shall set forth the evidence generated as a result of surveys and studies performed, the findings relative to those designation criteria listed in Section 10.18.050 deemed applicable to the residential area, and conclusion as to whether the findings justify preferential residential parking for that particular area and, if so, the proposed boundaries of the residential permit parking area, a proposed time limitation, period of the day, and days for its application.
C. Upon filing such report, the matter shall be set for public hearing before the council for the purpose of determining whether a residential permit parking area should be established in the area in question and, if so, for determining the boundaries of such residential permit parking area, the time limitation on parking therein, the period of the day and days for its application. Notice of the public hearing or hearings provided herein shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least ten days before the hearing date and posted generally in the neighborhood. The notice shall clearly state the purpose of the hearing, the location and boundaries tentatively considered for the proposed residential permit parking area, the proposed time limitation, period of the day and days for its application, and that a copy of the public works director report is available for examination in the office of the city clerk.
D. The requirements for a verified petition as specified in subsection (A) of this section shall be deemed minimum alternatives. If at the conclusion of the public hearing conducted pursuant to this section the council finds that the area proposed for designation has unique residential parking problems due to the nature, location, frequency or duration of activities or events causing such problems, the council may by resolution provide for additional requirements as conditions to the approval and adoption of the designation. Such conditions may include but are not limited to requiring the purchase of permits by residents of at least fifty percent (50%) but no more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the number of dwelling units on each block face of such area before implementation of the designation or continuance thereof in any subsequent year. Such other conditions as the council determines necessary and in the public interest may also be imposed as additional conditions of approval and continued implementation of the designation. (Ord. 9901 § 1 (Exh. A (part), 1999)