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Parking plaza #4 time limits

From: domainremoved <Richard>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:00:48 -0700

Dear Honorable Mayor and City Council Members,

Approximately 75% of parking plaza #4's usage is for grocery shoppers.
Peet's Coffee and Pharmaca also heavily depend upon this plaza. Draeger's
customers with very few exceptions are able to conduct their activities
within a 1 hour time frame. For the few that require more time, the 2 hour
spaces provide the solution. If one were to look at the 1 hour component of
the total parking supplied, it represents 50% with the remainder being 2
hours. In other words, the average time allowed is 1.5 hours. Changing the
time allowed to 3 hours would effectively reduce parking availability by
50%.

This parking plaza is already one of the most heavily used in the Central
Business District. Those parkers that need longer time limits, have them
available in the adjacent Plaza #5, a short walk away.

I met personally with your parking director several months ago and
discussed this matter while touring the plaza. I am seriously concerned
that 3 hour parking would be "gamed" and turn into all day parking for the
abusers due to the complexities of managing when shoppers are allowed to
re-park for afternoon activities when they have already parked for morning
activities. Many all day users would rather avoid purchasing parking
permits and are highly motivated to re-park in other plazas. Changing time
limits to 3 hours from 2 hours, facilitates more of this form of abuse.

Please do not change the Plaza #4 time limits.

Respectfully yours,

Richard A. Draeger
Received on Tue Oct 20 2015 - 17:01:43 PDT

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