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Pasadena to Resume Parking Enforcement

Published on Friday, May 29, 2020 | 10:59 am

The city of Pasadena has set dates in June, July and August for parking enforcement to resume on streets, at meters and in parking garages.

Starting March 17 nearly all enforcement had been suspended as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and stay-at-home orders were issued.

A Pasadena Department of Transportation report will recommend to the City Council that enforcement resume June 2 at parking meters. Warnings will “be issued for one week, with citations to resume June 9,” according to the report prepared by Jon Hamblen, City Parking Manager.

The same June 2 and 9 dates also apply to residential neighborhood time limit enforcement.

People who use overnight permits have more time to prepare to pay: the warning period would begin June 15, with citations to resume July 1.

The same June 15 and July 1 dates apply to street sweeping enforcement.

“We wanted to have more time to resume overnight parking enforcement to give Parking Office staff time to ensure that all permit applications were reviewed and fulfilled, and to give us more time to alert the residents,” said Hamblen.

Hamblen recommended against extending free parking periods at meters and in city-owned garages.

“While free parking may seem appealing on the surface, it inevitably leads to both customers and employees of the area taking parking spaces on a long-term basis which reduces turnover and the overall number of guests that are able to conveniently park and patronize local businesses,” according to the report.

The Department of Transportation estimates it lost out on approximately $6,000 in parking revenue during the pandemic.

Vehicle booting and impounds could resume August 1, according to the report.

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