Agenda Item 4C
May 2,2017
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
April 28, 2017
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Josh Hamlin, Legislative
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Introduction:
Bill 14-17, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Off-Street Parking
Regulations - Public Parking Facilities
Bill 14-17, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - Off-Street Parking Regulations - Public Parking
Facilities, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President Berliner at the request of the County
Executive, is scheduled to be introduced on May 2, 2017. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled
for June 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 14-17 would increase the amount of time that a person may park a vehicle continuously in an
off-street public parking facility from 24 hours to 14 days.
This packet contains:
Bill 14-17
Legislative Request Report
County Executive Memo
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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Bill No.
14-17
Concerning: Motor Vehicles and Traffic ­
Off-Street Parking Regulations ­
Public Parking Facilities
Revised:
04/2412017
Draft No. . .:. . 1_ __
Introduced:
May 2.2017
Expires:
November 2.2018
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President at the request of the County Executive
AN
ACT to:
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increase the amount oftime that a person may park a vehicle in an off­
street public parking facility; and
generally amend the law governing parking violations.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 31, Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Section 31-26
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL No. 14-17
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Sec. 1. Section 31-26 is amended as follows:
31-26.
Public parking facilities.
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Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or
unloading passengers or for emergency repairs when the vehicle cannot be driven, a
person must not park any vehicle on a public parking facility:
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for longer than [24 hours, except when otherwise authorized by
Executive order] 14 consecutive days in surface parking lots or garages,
except when otherwise authorized
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Executive order;
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Roger Berliner, President, County Council
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill
14-17
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
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Off-Street Parking Regulations
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Public Parking Facilities
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
The bill increases the time a vehicle is permitted to continuously park
in an off-street public parking facility from
24
hours to
14
days.
The county's current policy ofprohibiting users from parking for more
than
24
hours in public off-street facilities does not align with the needs
of the county's burgeoning urban population.
To streamline work flow processes and support the county's increasing
downtown population with flexible parking options.
Department of Transportation
None; parking rates will remain unchanged
To be requested.
To be requested.
N/A
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Division of Parking Management
To be researched.
$60
(per Resolution No.
18-547)
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
ROCKVILLE. MARYLAND 20850
MEMORANDUM
April 10, 2017
TO:
FROM:
Roger Berliner, Council preSident.
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Isiah Leggett, County
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Amendments to County Code
Chapter 60
to Consolidate Montgomery Hills PLD
and Silver Spring PLD into a single district and to
Chapter 31
to increase the
continuous time a vehicle may park in an off-street facility
RE:
I request that you introduce the attached Chapter 60
and
Chapter 31 Amendments.
Both bills will be effective July 1, 2017. The Chapter 60 Amendment merges the Montgomery
Hills PLD with the Silver Spring PLD. The Chapter 3] Amendment increases the time a vehicle
is permitted to continuously park in an off-street public parking facil ity from 24 hours to 14
days.
The Amendment to Chapter 60
will
create a unified district The county proposes
to consolidate the Montgomery Hills PLO into the Silver Spring PLD. The Silver Spring PLD
boundaries will
be
extended to encompass the existing Montgomery Hills PLD. The
Montgomery Hills PLD is a low supply, low demand district and this consideration simplifies
budgetary. policy, recordkeeping and public information matters. A resolution will be sought to
provide
that
this unification
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not impact the different pricing rates in the districts.
The Amendment to Chapter 31 will accommodate the growth of mixed-use
activity centers in the PLDs. The county proposes permitting vehicles to continuously park in
off-street public parking facilities for a maximum of 14 days. This change
will
align with
existing conditions and thus ensure the increasing number of urban residents and their visitors
will
be
aI10wed to park uninterrupted for an extended period oftime, unless signed otherwise.
Attachments
1. Chapter 60 amendment
2. Chapter 31-26 amendment
cc:
AI Roshdieh, Department of Transportation
Jose Thommana, Division of Parking Management
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Bill XX-17 - Transportation (parking) - Amendments to County Code Chapter 31
1.
Legislative Summary
This bill would increase the time a vehicle is permitted to continuously park in an off­
street PLD owned parking facility from 24 hours to 14 days. This change
is
proposed to
accommodate the needs of customers, which are trending more towards mixed-use
customers from a commercially-dominated user base. This proposed legislation would
provide flexibility for longer lengths of stay.
2. An estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless ofwhether
the revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget.
Includes source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
This bill does not change the parking rates for parking, creating no change to the
revenues or expenditures. There is no projected impact to utilization of parking
facilities.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
As
per the response to #2, there is no projected impact over the next 6 fiscal years.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would
affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. An estimate of expenditures related to County's information technology (IT)
systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Not applicable.
6. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures
if
the biD authorizes
future spending.
Not applicable.
7. An estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bill.
Not applicable.
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8. An explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other
duties.
Not applicable.
9. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
No additional appropriation is needed.
10. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
11. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
12.
If
a biU is likely to have no fIscal impact, why that is the case.
This bill is likely to have no fiscal impact as it does not change the parking rates, and
makes no adjustments to staffing or other expenditures.
13. Other rlSca] impacts or comments.
Not applicable.
14. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
Corey Orlosky, Office of Management and Budget
Jeremy Souders, MCDOT. Division of Parking Management
Jose Thommana, MCDOT, Division of Parking Management
. Hughes, Direc
ce of Management and Budget
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill xx-17 Transportation (parking) - Amendments to County Code Chapter 31
Background:
This bill would increase the time a vehicle is pennitted to continuously park in an off-street
Parking Lot District (PLD) owned parking facility from
24
hours to
14
days. This change is
proposed to accommodate the needs of customers, which
are
trending more towards mixed-use
customers from a commercially-dominated user base.
This
proposed legislation would provide
flexibility for longer lengths of stay.
1. The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
This legislation
does
not have an economic impact
since
it does not change
the
parking rates
or anticipated utilization rates for properties associated
with
the PLDs, creating no change to
the revenues assumed
in
the County Executive's FYl8 recommended budget.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
This legislation does not have an economic
impact.
3. The BiU's positive or negative effect, ifany on employment, spending, savings, .
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
Please
see
the answer to question
1.
4.
If
a BiU is likely to have no economic impact, why is that the case?
Please see the answer to question 1.
5. The following contributed to or concurred with this analysis:
David
Platt, Dennis
Hetman,
and
Robert
Hagedoom, Finance.
Alexandre
A.
Espinosa, Director
Department of Finance
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