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Section 08.02.083
 

Title 08 Taxation and Revenue

Chapter 08.02 Fees and Charges

Article VIII. Miscellaneous Charges

Section 08.02.083 Fees & Charges
  1. Fees for services related to parking provided through the City of Spokane’s Development Services Center, Code Enforcement and Parking Services Department, and penalties for traffic infractions provided by schedules adopted by court rule, or as specifically provided in Title 16A SMC or state statute shall be posted under the City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule as established by City Council resolution. The City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule shall be posted on the City’s website.
  1. The Parking Manager shall review and update the City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule and bring it to City Council for approval on an annual basis.
  1. Paid Parking Zone Rates.
  1. It is the intent of the City Council to establish a target occupancy rate of eighty-five percent for all Paid Parking Zone spaces within the City of Spokane. Occupancy rate refers to the percentage of Paid Parking Zone spaces that are occupied by vehicles. The establishment of the target occupancy rate of at least eighty-five percent is based on well-accepted planning studies as well as the example of other municipalities. The City Council finds that the establishment of the target occupancy rate of eighty-five percent is an effective strategy for managing on-street parking and congestion.
  1. The City Council establishes a range of time limits from fifteen minutes to eleven hours. The parking manger shall set the time limit of each parking zone, consistent with achieving the at least eighty-five percent target utilization rate, based upon parking occupancy data and community input.
  1. Parking rates to be charged at parking payment devices, for parking in city rights-of-way and other city-controlled parking areas under the jurisdiction of the City of Spokane shall be within rate limits established by this section. Rates may vary according to location, time of day, length of stay, maximum parking time allowed, the capabilities of available parking payment devices, and any other factors the Parking Manager determines are pertinent.
  1. The Parking Manager is authorized to set parking rates up to the "Maximum Hourly Rate" of $3.00 per hour as set forth on the City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule. When parking rates are in effect, parking rates shall be set no lower than the "Minimum Hourly Rate" of $0.50 per hour as set forth on the City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule.
  1. The Parking Manager shall establish on-street parking rates and shall adjust parking rates higher (up to the maximum hourly rate) or lower (as low as the minimum hourly rate) in established paid parking zones based on the established target occupancy rate of at least eighty-five percent.
  1. The Parking Manager may adjust the parking fee by increments no larger than fifty cents per hour.
  1. Parking rates may be adjusted no more frequently than twice per fiscal year.
  1. Current parking rates shall be posted to the City’s website.

Date Passed: Monday, May 17, 2021

Effective Date: Monday, June 28, 2021

ORD C36047 Section 2