We reported that City Council would be discussing parking in the West End (Two motions in Council March 12 (Tues) regarding West End Parking Management Strategy & Participatory Budgeting Process).
Here is an epilogue.
Below is the text of the approved motions. Video clips of the Council discussion on these specific points is available online on the Council agenda page.
For reference, much of this relates to a staff report that went to City Council on February 26. Here are the links.
2. West End Parking Management Strategy and Participatory Budgeting Process
Chris Darwent, Senior Parking Engineer, Engineering Services, to present on the Administrative Report dated January 29, 2019.
REPORT CONCLUSION: The West End Parking Strategy is working as expected as the number of permits being sold is decreasing and the amount of parking available for visitors has increased. As this is a long-term strategy, more time is required to see full results. Additionally, minor bylaw amendments are required to accommodate a small number of long-term residents that are currently not eligible for the non-market rate. The Participatory Budgeting Pilot is well underway with community engagement and is expected to have projects selected in June 2019.
MOTION B1. Rescission of Resolution for West End Parking Management Strategy and Participatory Budgeting Process
MOVED by Councillor De Genova
SECONDED by Councillor Fry
- On February 26, 2019, Council passed a resolution with respect to the West End Parking Management Strategy and Participatory Budgeting Process;
- The resolution passed by Council puts the pilot process on hold. This also affects the City of Vancouver’s ability to provide reduced-cost permits to long-term residents of the West End, including individuals living on fixed incomes;
- There are possible ways to move forward with staff recommendations and receive updates to the impact permit rates have on the availability of parking for visitors in the West End and feedback on giving long-term residents a reduced rate for their parking permit fee.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council rescind the resolution regarding the West End Parking Management Strategy and Participatory Budgeting Process, passed at the February 26, 2019, meeting.
CARRIED (Vote No. 04155)
(Councillor Kirby-Yung opposed)
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