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City announces new downtown parking permit program 

–The City of Paso Robles has launched the Paso Robles Downtown Employee Parking Permit Pilot Program (PREP4) to create designated permit parking locations throughout downtown for permit holders. The parking program goes live on Dec. 1, 2018. Permits are $5 per month and covers one car per permit. Permit holders will have the opportunity to park in any available permit stall. Permits go on sale Nov. 5, and are found here: http://www.prcity.com/361/Downtown-Parking.

The permit pilot program will officially launch on December 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.

Business owners and employees can create an account, select the permit type, upload proof of employment, and purchase the permits. Your license plate number will be your permit. Beginning December 1, permit-holders are eligible to park in any location designated for permit parking by signage.

The following permit types will be available. If the permit you want isn’t available, please sign up for the wait list. The city will refer to the wait lists when determining how and when to expand the program.

  • Daytime employee, valid 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday-Friday (145 available)
  • Evening employee, valid 5 p.m. -8 p.m., Monday-Friday (145 available)
  • Downtown resident, valid 8 a.m. -8 p.m., Monday-Friday (5 available)

 

Permits will be valid at the following locations, based upon posted signage:

  • Portion of City Hall Lot
  • Railroad Street Lot
  • Portion of 12th Street Lot (next to Marv’s Pizza)
  • Portion of Spring Street Lot
  • Pine Street Lot
  • Portion of Train Station Lot

 

The city’s Parking Ambassador will be enforcing the permit parking areas to ensure that permit holders have a place to park.

The city will be utilizing License Plate Recognition (LPR) camera technology mounted on a vehicle to collect data throughout the pilot. Parking occupancy and utilization data will be useful for the city when assessing the effectiveness of the pilot. The city can also use this information to make important parking management decisions in the future. Progress updates will be shared on a monthly basis.

The city intends to start small and expand the program if successful. It is important to implement new parking programs incrementally and to make data-driven decisions. The city also wants to ensure that there is enough parking available to permit holders, so additional permits will not be sold beyond the permit parking capacity.

For more information, please contact parking@prcity.com or call (805) 237-3888.

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