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File #: 2021-1411   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 10/27/2021
Title: Endorse the City Council's Adoption of Parking Program and Fund Reorganization and Moving Parking Enforcement from Police to Public Works (Action)
Attachments: 1. Parking Enforcement Automated License Plate Reader Policy, 2. Presentation, 3. Correspondence: Lorin Salem
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Endorse the City Council's Adoption of Parking Program and Fund Reorganization and Moving Parking Enforcement from Police to Public Works (Action)

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Transportation Commission
10/27/2021
Item # 6D
(ACTION)

PARKING PROGRAM REORGANIZATION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City must actively manage its public parking and curb space to achieve City Council ("Council") adopted goals related to transportation management, climate change, environmental protection, traffic safety, and economic development. The Alameda Point Transportation Management Plan, Transportation Choices Plan, and Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) require parking management to reduce traffic, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ensure access to services and facilities, and support the vitality of the City's two main street commercial areas.
In 2019 and early 2020, Council held a series of public hearings to improve the City's parking management and enforcement program to address program deficiencies and establish a path forward to enable the management of the City's three ferry terminal parking lots. At those meetings, the Council approved two new full-time, non-sworn parking enforcement positions for the Police Department, a Parking Enforcement Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Policy, and a series of Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) amendments to improve the parking program.
The COVID pandemic caused staff to delay implementation of parking fees at the ferry terminals and postpone hiring the two full time enforcement positions. The City's COVID response also resulted in dramatic decreases in revenue from parking meters and lots.
At this time, staff recommends that the Transportation Commission endorse the Council's approval of a reorganization of the City's parking management program and parking program budget. The major features of the proposed reorganization are the following:
* Move parking enforcement personnel and responsibilities from the Police Department to Public Works, allow...

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