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City paid parking season ends today

The city’s 2019 paid parking season comes to a close on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. At that time, all paid parking kiosks in public parking lots on either side of Ocean Boulevard will be turned off and the Passport App will no longer accept payments for those lots until next parking season, currently identified as March 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2020.

Representatives from Kimley-Horn, the city’s public parking consultant, will be on hand Friday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall to conduct a public parking charrette. Property owners, residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to participate.

A charrette is an interactive planning session that enables participants to collaborate on a vision or strategies. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to project designers.

The charrette offers a “drop-in” format, allowing people to arrive and leave at any time between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The charrette will include proposed strategies for potential refinements to the city’s paid parking program introduced in mid-June 2019, and proposed long-term parking management and investment strategies.

As occurred during the city’s first public parking charrette in February 2019, easels will display proposed solutions to public parking challenges and participants will use different colored stickers to indicate their preferences regarding each item.

Kimley-Horn representatives will be available at the charrette to answer questions or provide additional information on proposed solutions.

City Council members will receive a report including the points of view collected during the charrette and will refer to it as they continue to work on the city’s public parking program.

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