Parking Ordinance Amendments
|Meeting Date:||September 16, 2008||Primary Staff Contact:||Richard Appicello|
|Department:||City Attorney's Office||E-mail:||Appicelr@ashland.or.us|
|Secondary Dept.:||Public Works||Secondary Contact:||Megan Thornton|
|Approval:||Martha Bennett, City Administrator||Estimate Time:||15 minutes|
Should the City Council conduct and approve First Reading of an ordinance titled, "An Ordinance Relating to Parking Regulations, Allowing Use of Immobilizing Device, Authorizing Towing, Removing Downtown Parking Limitations, Updating and Correcting Parking Processes and Procedures, Amending AMC Sections 11.08.080, 11.28.060, 11.28.080, 11.28.090, and 11.28.110, and Repealing AMC Chapter 11.30 and AMC Section 2.28.215" and move the ordinance on to Second Reading?
Staff recommends Council approval of First Reading by title only and move the Ordinance on to Second Reading set for October 7, 2008.
The First Reading of this Ordinance was not completed on September 2, 2008. A motion to approve first reading was made and seconded, then a motion to amend the main motion was made and seconded (to delete Section 8, Paragraph A,). At that time a motion to place the matter on the table was made, seconded and passed. This office has prepared answers to questions posed during the meeting (see attached memo) and incorporated the two changes distributed at the meeting (so that they need not be read in full).
The finance department requested review of the parking ordinance to determine if the process of collecting parking fees was an efficient means of collecting payments. While the ordinance was under review the City formed a Downtown Task Force to evaluate a number of concerns in the downtown district. During those meetings, employee parking was also discussed. Some of the changes which arose out of the legal department's review and the downtown task meetings include:
|Related City Policies:|
City Charter Article 10, Ordinance adoption provisions
(1) Move to approve First Reading and continue the matter to October 7, 2008 for Second Reading.
(2) Postpone consideration.
Staff: [Conduct First Reading of Ordinance by Title only]
Council: Motion to approve First Reading and set Second Reading for October 7, 2008.
Click on the PDF file below to view the following attachments:
(1) Proposed ordinance
(2) Repealed sections
(3) Memo on Questions from 9-02-08
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