Long Beach, CA
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File #: 06-1328    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Reso overnight parking fee
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/13/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution to change the overnight parking fee at beach area parking lots from $30 per month, or any portion thereof, to include a discounted fee of $25 per month, or any portion thereof, for paying for the term of the pass in advance. (Districts 2,3)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 121906-C-13sr&att
Related files: 10-0118
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution to change the overnight parking fee at beach area parking lots from $30 per month, or any portion thereof, to include a discounted fee of $25 per month, or any portion thereof, for paying for the term of the pass in advance. (Districts 2,3)

DISCUSSION
The City implemented an overnight parking program in the Alamitos Avenue, Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 54th Place, and LaVerne Avenue beach parking lots in 2001. This program was developed for local residents in Belmont Shore and other coastal areas to help alleviate parking problems in the areas surrounding the lots. Anyone wishing to park in the designated lots between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. is required to purchase a pass from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, Marine Bureau, and permanently affix the pass to the permitted vehicle. These passes are available on a monthly basis or an annual (January-December) basis. To avoid vehicle storage in these lots, the pass does not supplant the meters during the hours of meter operation.

The fee established to purchase these passes is $30 per month, or any portion thereof.
If customers purchase the annual pass later in the year, they are required to pay for the months remaining in the year. If a pass is returned before the end of the term, the unused portion is refunded to the customer without penalty or additional fee. For those few customers that chose to purchase annual passes in January of each year, concerns had been raised that the required $360 balance due may have been too high for some citizens to afford. In an effort to make this program more affordable, it has been requested that the fee be modified to allow anyone wishing to pay for an annual pass would pay at the rate of $25 per month, for a maximum upfront cost of $300 for the full 12 months. The reduced cost passes the savings realized from reduced staff time needed to process monthly billing back to the customer that will now opt to ...

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