Ten months into downtown Tacoma’s use of paid street parking, city council members will hear a comprehensive update tomorrow on how things are going.
City staff and citizen parking task force members will brief the council at their regular study session, beginning at noon, on details including revenue, debt payments, enforcement data, court fee collections and the number of citations.
The update will be Tuesday in Room 16 of the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St. Audio from the session is live-streamed on both Channel 12 (TV Tacoma) and at www.tvtacoma.com.
No public comment will be accepted at the study session, but comment on the paid parking system is always welcome by e-mailing the task force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since it began last fall, the task force has made a few adjustments, including removing pay stations in a few blocks of Market Street and changing the Saturday policy to buy two hours, park all day. Some downtown residents believe a residential permit is needed and are continuing to lobby the task force, said city spokeswoman Karrie Spitzer.
Enforcement is the hottest topic, one that dozens of business owners complained about in the months after paid parking began.