At the July 23, 2019 City Council meeting, staff presented a staff report Item 11-A (attachment B) on a resolution to amend Preferential Parking Zone F to include the area generally bounded by Highland Avenue, Ocean Park Boulevard, 11th Street, Glenn Avenue, and the south City limit. This was prompted by petitions requesting preferential parking regulations by residents of the following blocks in the neighborhood:
· Ashland Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and 11th Street, and
· Pier Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and 7th Street.
Prior to the initial presentation to City Council a community meeting was held on October 16th, 2019 to share the parking data (attachment C) that was collected for the area; there were a significant amount of community comments (attachment D) received regarding the proposal at the meeting and submitted afterwards via email.
At the July 23, 2019 meeting, two councilmember recusals and one councilmember absence left Council with four remaining members to consider the resolution. Under City Charter Section 614, four councilmembers constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Additionally, under Rule 3 of Council Rules of Order, action shall be taken by a majority vote of the entire membership of the Council. This means that all four of the remaining councilmembers would have to had voted in favor of the resolution. The remaining councilmembers voted 3-1 in favor of adopting an amended version of the resolution, which resulted in the resolution failing to garner a majority of votes of the entire membership of Council.
Under Council Rule 12(g), a motion to reconsider the resolution may be made, at any time, by one of the councilmembers on the prevailing side. However, a motion by a non-prevailing councilmember, or a request by a member of the public for reconsideration, may be made only if one year has passed since the action was taken. To allow reconsideration of this item at its February 25, 2020 meeting, Council must first vote (by a vote of two-thirds of councilmembers present) to suspend Rule 12(g) and reconsider this item.
Should Council vote to suspend its rules to reconsider this item, the prior staff report and recommendation (attachment E) is presented again for Council consideration. One change has been made to the original staff recommendation from July 23, 2019: due to feedback received from the City Council and residents, staff has split this area into two zones with Lincoln Boulevard as the dividing line, allowing the zones to be considered independently. The feedback received stated that the areas east and west of Lincoln Boulevard while adjacent to each other have distinct characteristics in terms of parking needs and housing types that make it appropriate to consider each area independently. Zone F is proposed on the west side of Lincoln Boulevard, with Zone V on the east side (attachment F). The streets included, and the recommended parking regulations remain the same as the initial proposal.
Existing Preferential Parking Regulations and Proposed Zones F and V
Financial Impacts and Budget Actions
The amendment of Preferential Parking Zone F would generate $4,546 in ongoing revenues beginning FY 2019-20 from the sale of an estimated 160 new resident and visitor permits. Funds for the one-time cost related to the purchase of new signage for amended Preferential Parking Zone F totaling $1,600 are included in the FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget in the General Fund.
The amendment of Preferential Parking Zone V would generate $6,818 in ongoing revenues beginning FY 2019-20 from the sale of an estimated 241 new resident and visitor permits. Funds for the one-time cost related to the purchase of new signage for amended Preferential Parking Zone V totaling $4,000 are included in the FY 2019-20 Adopted Budget in the General Fund.