CHAPTER 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.*
Article VII. Stopping, Standing or Parking Restricted or Prohibited on Certain Streets.
Sec. 14-7-10.3. Designation process of preferential parking areas.
The study of feasibility for establishment of a preferential parking area
may be initiated by the city council, traffic safety commission or traffic
engineer based upon their own motion or based upon petition of interested
persons. However, prior to initiation of a feasibility study, a permit-issuing
agent, who would typically be located within or adjacent to the proposed
district, shall be proposed by those requesting the preferential parking area.
After initiation of such a study, the process for establishment of a
preferential parking area is as follows:
(a) The traffic engineer shall
undertake or cause to be undertaken such surveys or studies as are deemed
necessary to determine whether the area is eligible to be a preferential parking
area using the criteria set forth in Section 14-7-10.2.
(b) Following the
completion of surveys or studies to determine whether designation criteria are
met, the traffic engineer shall notice as herein provided a public hearing or
hearings before the city's traffic safety commission on the subject of the
eligibility of the area under consideration for designation as a preferential
parking area. The hearing or hearings shall also be conducted for the purpose of
ascertaining boundaries for the proposed preferential parking area as well as
the appropriate regulations.
(c) Following the hearing provided for in
subsection (b) above, the traffic safety commission shall recommend to the city
council for or against the designation of the area under study as a preferential
parking area. Such recommendation may also include a list of recommended
conditions and regulations applicable to any area proposed for designation as a
preferential parking area.
(d) Upon receipt of the traffic safety commission
recommendation, the city council shall conduct a noticed public hearing. If the
city council determines that the area in question should be designated a
preferential parking area, it shall adopt a resolution establishing the program
for the area in question including the boundaries, parking regulations, fees, if
any, and other appropriate conditions. Thereafter, the program shall be
implemented as hereinafter provided.
(e) Notice of the public hearing or
hearings provided for herein shall be published in a newspaper published and
circulated within the city at least ten days before the hearing date. The notice
shall clearly state the purpose of the hearing, the location and boundaries
tentatively considered for the proposed preferential parking area and, if
applicable, the approximate permit fee to be charged therefor. During such
hearing or hearings, any interested person shall be entitled to appear and be
(f) Majority protest by the residents of the proposed preferential
parking area will require a two-thirds vote of the council to override the
protest and create the preferential parking area. (Ord. No. 1221, § 6