Sec. 14-7-10.2. Criteria for designation of preferential parking areas.

(a) An area shall be deemed eligible for consideration as a preferential parking area if: surveys and studies prepared at the direction of the city traffic engineer and objective criteria establish that the area is adversely affected by commuter vehicles for any extended period during the day or night, on weekends, or during holidays. Additionally, the police department shall be given the opportunity to comment on any observed problems in the area and the comments shall be incorporated into the study report.
(b) In determining whether an area identified as eligible for preferential permit parking may be designated as a preferential parking area, the traffic engineer and the city council shall take into account factors which include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) The extent of the desire and need of the residents for preferential permit parking;
(2) The extent to which legal on-street parking spaces are occupied by motor vehicles during the period proposed for parking regulations;
(3) The extent to which motor vehicles parking in the area during the period proposed for parking regulations are commuter vehicles rather than resident vehicles or customer vehicles; and
(4) The extent to which customer vehicles and motor vehicles registered to residents cannot be accommodated by the number of available off-street parking spaces. (Ord. No. 1221, § 6 (part).)