The City has a two-pronged approach to address parking concerns in older commercial neighborhoods. The Parking Advisory Board was created by ordinance in 2004 ( City Council Policy #100-18) to advise the City on broader policy issues related to parking, and especially as to the impacts on commercial neighborhoods.
The City also established the Parking Meter District Program in 1997 to provide parking impacted commercial communities with a mechanism to devise and implement parking management solutions. The Program was updated and renamed the Community Parking District Program in 2004.
There are currently six designated community parking districts within the City.
A portion of the revenue from parking meters within these districts may be used to implement solutions such as parking lots, parking structures, valet parking, /parking/transportation signage, and related extraordinary landscaping, maintenance, and security.