Residential Parking Permit Program Update

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As of December 2017, evaluation of new zones and zone expansions has been temporarily placed on hold while the City updates the Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) Policy and Procedures. The update is expected to be completed in Fall 2018. Applications for new RPPP zones and expansions of existing zones will be held and evaluated following the completion of the policy update. Permits for existing zones continue to be available as detailed on the main program page.

Get Involved in the RPPP Policy Update Process

The RPPP has been in effect for more than 15 years, and in that time the City has experienced significant growth and change. City staff and residents alike have noticed limitations in the existing program.

To that end, the Public Works Department has started a comprehensive update of the RPPP, and is conducting several open house outreach events to engage residents on the issue of residential parking. Staff would like to talk with residents about concepts including:

  • Limiting the number of permits per household;
  • Days/hours of enforcement;
  • Types of permits available; and
  • Consideration of pricing strategies to partially offset the cost of the program

Update Process

  1. Public Works Commission Update (COMPLETED) -  Staff presented current status of the RPPP to the Public Works Commission (now the Sustainability & Infrastructure Commission) on April 11. The presentation included permit data analysis, best practices and benchmarking from other jurisdictions, and the planned policy revision process.
    1. Staff Report (PDF)
    2. Presentation (PPT)
  2. Public Outreach (COMPLETED) – Staff held a series of 4 Open House events to discuss aspects of the program with residents.
    1. Tuesday, May 1, 2018: City Hall, Conference Room C (7p-9p)
    2. Wednesday, May 9, 2018: Main Library, Oak Room (6:30p-8:30p)
    3. Tuesday, May 15, 2018: King Center (7p-9p)
    4. Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Senior Center (6:30p-8:30p)
  3. Review of Existing Program and Outreach Process (TBD) – Staff will bring feedback from the community outreach process, data analysis of the current program, and best practices research to a City Council study session for program direction and comment.
  4. Draft Initial Policy and Program Update (TBD) – Staff will take feedback from the City Council study session and public comment and prepare a draft updated policy as applicable.
  5. Final Policy and Program Update (TBD) – An updated policy document will be presented to the City Council for review and adoption.

 If you have questions about the process, please contact seatkinson@cityofsanmateo.org