Although there are many advantages associated with a RPPP, we would also like to point out some of the disadvantages. Please read the following carefully:
- 1. Creating a new RPPP area can take several months and requires City Council to adopt a revision to City Ordinance Section 36-157. Traditional parking restrictions can be implemented much quicker.
- 2. A petition must be approved by at least 70% of the residents per block. Seventy percent of the residents can impose their parking desires on the other thirty percent.
- 3. ‘Intruder’ parking MUST EXIST. Traffic studies are performed to verify ‘intruder’ parking. Most neighborhoods do not qualify.
- 4. Parking Permits must be purchased. You are required to purchase a $10.00 Resident Permit for every vehicle you park on the street during restricted hours. Visitor Permits are needed for visitors and service vehicles. They cost $5.00 each and are limited to three per household.
- 5. If you park on the street without a permit, the Police Department will issue a parking citation.
- 6. There is a possibility that permits may be lost or stolen. New permits must be purchased to replace them.