City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 07
Chapter 07.08
Section 07.08.130

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.08 Funds

Article II. Special Revenue Funds

Section 07.08.130 Parking System Fund
  1. There is created and shall be maintained in the office of the City Treasurer a special revenue fund designated the “parking system fund.” All City parking revenue from on and off-street systems, miscellaneous parking fees, permits, etc., along with other sums appropriated in the budget from the City general fund shall be deposited into the fund upon receipt. One hundred percent (100%) of the total amount of the parking infraction revenue collected, less the expenditures of the municipal court parking violations program from the prior calendar year, will be transferred from the general fund to the parking system fund.
  1. Money deposited into the fund shall be accumulated or expended to pay for operations and maintenance of the parking system, to include parking enforcement and collections, the parking violation system and to maintain, improve, and enhance the customer environment in those areas where parking revenue is generated within the City.
  1. City Council priorities for expenditures from the parking system fund are parking system investments, parking environment improvements, administration, and safety and security of the parking system. For purposes of this section, “parking environment” shall mean all infrastructure in the public right-of-way that contributes to the interface between the resident, visitor or worker and the built environment. This infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, parking stalls, payment systems, parking asset management, streetscapes (including landscaping and pedestrian lighting investments), street furniture, wayfinding systems, public safety, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian rights-of-way, public spaces, gateways and all other aspects of common areas, which contribute to the overall experience within the Paid Parking Zone.
  1. City Council goals for the parking system fund include: (1) the establishment of a parking system fund reserve of $500,000, and (2) the set-aside of not less than ten percent (10%) of the parking system fund for the support of emergency projects in the parking environment.
  1. Any available parking funds must first be used to cover the debt service on Series 2005B LTGO bonds (Bonds) or any subsequent refinancing of these bonds.  In the event the Bonds are refinanced and result in a reduction of remaining debt service, said reductions may be utilized for economic development purposes in the City subject to City Council Resolution.

Date Passed: Monday, November 1, 2021

Effective Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

ORD C36121 Section 1