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11/20/2012 12 Downtown Vehicle Parking; YMC Repealing Chapter 9.49; Amending 9.50.215 and 9.50.220 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT ' Item No. For Meeting of: November 20, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Ordinance amending Title , 9 YMC regarding parking in city - owned public parking lots, repealing provisions regarding Downtown Yakima Parking Commission, and repealing long term parking permits in city -owned public parking lots. SUBMITTED BY: Steve Osguthorpe, AICP, Director of Community Development Department CONTACT Mark Kunkler, Senior Assistant City Attorney /575 -6030 PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The City Council has previously discussed strategies to promote downtown Yakima and to encourage people to shop and attend events in the downtown. Part of this discussion included the need to revise parking limitations in city -owned public parking lots, and staff was directed to prepare suitable legislation to accomplish these goals. This Ordinance repeals Chapter 9.49 YMC regarding the Downtown Yakima Parking Commission, whose duties thereby revert to the City Council. The Ordinance amends YMC 9.50.215 regarding parking in city -owned public parking lots, imposing a four -hour parking limit and providing for enforcement. The Ordinance also repeals YMC 9.50.220 effective December 31, 2012 regarding long term parking permits in city -owned public parking lots. The intent is to promote availability of free four -hour parking for the public in downtown city -owned parking lots, and encourage long term parking in alternate private lots. Upon adoption of the Ordinance, city staff can proceed to create and install appropriate signage for the city - owned parking lots and advise its current long term parking permit holders of the repeal of the long term parking permit process, and the availability of alternate long term parking in private lots. Resolution Ordinance X Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager 4:401 ere STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance. BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Previously e ousl discussed by the City Council, with direction to staff to prepare appropriate Y Y tY P P legislation. ATTACHMENTS: Click to download ❑ ORDINANCE Parking Amend Oct 22 2012 ❑ Updated Downtown Parking Map it ORDINANCE NO. 2012 - AN ORDINANCE relating to downtown vehicle parking; repealing Chapter 9.49 of the Yakima Municipal Code regarding downtown Yakima parking commission; amending Section 9.50.215 regarding parking in city - owned public parking lots; repealing Section 9.50.220 regarding long term parking permits. WHEREAS, the City Council has previously adopted ordinances creating and defining duties and powers of the Downtown Yakima Parking Commission, as codified at Chapter 9.49 of the Yakima Municipal Code ( "YMC "); and has previously adopted ordinances designating and regulating downtown vehicle parking and public parking lots, as codified at Chapter 9.50 YMC; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds and determines that Chapter 9.49 YMC pertaining to the Downtown Yakima Parking Commission should be repealed; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds and determines that Section 9.50.215 YMC regarding vehicle parking in city -owned public parking lots should be amended to facilitate public use of such lots; and WHEREAS, the City Council finds and determines that Section 9.50.220 YMC pertaining to long term parking permits should be repealed; and WHEREAS, the City finds and determines that such amendments and repeals are in the best interest of residents of the City of Yakima and will promote public use and economic development of downtown Yakima, and will promote the general health, safety and welfare; now, therefore BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF YAKIMA: Section 1. Chapter 9.49 YMC is hereby repealed, with the powers and duties formerly exercised by the Downtown Yakima Parking Commission vested in the City Council. Section 2. Section 9.50.215 YMC is hereby amended to read as follows, as shown in legislative format:. 9.50.21 - - _ • _ • • _ _ . • _ . City -owned parking lots — Parking Regulated. A. "City -owned parking lot" means each of the following city -owned public parking lots: Lot 1. East "A" Street Parking Lot — Lots 23 through 32, BLOCK 50, of the Town of North Yakima (now City of Yakima). This parking lot is 1 bounded on the west by North 2 Street, and on the north by East "A" Street. Lot 2. South 3 Street Parking Lot — Lots 13 through 32, BLOCK 51, of the Town of North Yakima (now City of Yakima). This parking lot is bounded on the east by South 3rd Street, on the south by East Chestnut Avenue, and on the west by South 2 Street. Lot 4. North 1st Street and East "A" Street Parking Lot — Lots 23 through 27, BLOCK 50, of the Town of North Yakima (now City of Yakima). This parking lot is bounded on the north by East "A" Street and on the west by North 1 Street. Lot 5. North 1 Street Parking Lot — Lots 13 through 19, BLOCK 10, of the Town of North Yakima (now City of Yakima). This parking lot is bounded on the east by North 1s Street. Lot 6. South 2 Street Parking Lot — Lots 8 and 9, BLOCK 32. This parking lot is located at 112 South 2 Street. When signs are erected in each city -owned parking lot giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than four (4) consecutive hours between the hours of eight a.m. and five p.m. of any day except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. For the purpose of this section, it is unlawful for any person to move a vehicle from any public parking space within any above described city- owned parking lot and to park that vehicle at any other parking space within that city -owned parking lot in such a manner so that the accumulated parking time exceeds four (4) consecutive hours. A. The following fees shall be paid by any person who parks a vehicle in a city owned parking lot (Lots 1, 2 and 4). Lot 5 is free at all times: a 2 hours Free, with receipt described below; a. - a.m. and five p.m. for more than an aggregate of two hours without paying the proper fec except on days designated in subsection B of this section as exempt. 2 B. The fcc schedule parking restrictions in subsection A of this section shall be in force during the hours from eight a.m. and five p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of the following holidays, Saturdays and Sundays: New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday 3rd Monday in January Washington's Birthday 3rd Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day 1st Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November Christmas Day December 25 C. The procedures for enforcing the parking prohibitions of this section shall be those procedures provided by Chapter 9.60 of the city code as applicable to parking violations; provided, that the chief of police or his agent is authorized to immediately impound or cause to be impounded any unauthorized vehicle parked in city owned public parking lots described in subsection A of this section. The applicable provisions of Chapter 9.48 of the city code shall govern towing, storage, redemption, or other disposition of any vehicle impounded pursuant to this section. Section 3. Section 9.50.220 YMC pertaining to long term parking permits is hereby repealed effective midnight, December 31, 2012. Section 4. Except as amended herein, Title 9 YMC shall remain unchanged. 3 Section 5. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to prepare and install appropriate signage for the city -owned public parking lots in conformity with the amendments adopted herein. Section 6. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 30 days after its passage, approval, and publication as provided by law and by the City Charter. PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, signed and approved this 20 day of November, 2012. 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