Proactive Parking Survey and Analysis
We conduct a citywide count in residential areas every year during September and October. We also conduct a citywide count in commercial areas every spring and fall. During this time we count vehicles on streets at different times and days of the week. Based on the data we gather and the program guidelines, we may recommend new RPP zones or modifications to existing zones.
You will know that we are proposing a zone because we will send out a mailer to residents and property owners within 300' of a zone. You will have an opportunity to make comments and listen in on discussion at Mobile GR Commission meetings. If a recommended zone is advanced to the GR City Commission, you will be able to participate in a public hearing before the City Commission votes to approve a potential zone (see below for more information). We will also capture your feedback in other ways, such as surveys and collecting public comment via email and 311 calls. Whenever available, we will work with the area neighborhood association to communicate RPP proposals.
Mobile GR and City Commission
The new zone would need approval from the City Commission. The Mobile GR Commission is an advisory body to the City Commission. They help City Commission review items related to parking and transportation. All residents and businesses within three hundred (300) feet will be notified of the time and date of the Mobile GR Commission meeting where the zone affecting them will be discussed. Mobile GR Commissioners will review the parking survey results, staff recommendations for zones and any public comment. They will then vote on whether or not to advance recommendations to the City Commission.
If a zone is advanced to the City Commission, a public hearing will be scheduled to give the community an additional opportunity to voice their opinion on a new zone. All residents and businesses within three hundred (300) feet will be notified of the time and date of the public hearing. City Commission will consider the parking survey results, staff and Mobile GR Commission recommendations for zones and any public comment. Ultimately the City Commission decides to approve or deny new RPP Zones.
If City Commission approves a new zone, we'll coordinate the implementation and communication of the program to affected neighbors.
Rules and Regulations
For more details on the RPP Program, take a look at the Rules and Regulations(PDF, 323KB).