Agenda Item 8
June 13, 2017
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
June 9, 2017
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Josh
Hamlin,
Legislative Attometfrl
Public Hearing:
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, was introduced on May 2, 2017. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and
Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for June 22 at 9:30 a.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: 04/24/2017 Draft No. ~1_ __
May 2, 2017
Introduced:
Expires:
November 2, 2018
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: ~N~on~e~------
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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BILLN0.14-17
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Sec.
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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 by Executive order;
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Approved:
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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 of Council 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 of prohibiting 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.
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Division of Parking Management
To be researched.
GOALSAND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
$60 (per Resolution No. 18-547)
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
County Executiw
ROCK. VILLE. MARYLAND 20850
MEMORANDUM
April 10, 2017
TO:
FROM:
RE:
Roger Berliner, Council President
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Isiah Leggett, County Executiv~
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Amendments to County Code
Chapter 60
to Consolidate Montgomery Hills PLD
and Silver Spring PLO into a single district and to
Chapter 31
to increase the
continuous time a vehicle may park in an off-street facility
l 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 31 Amendment increases the time a vehicle
is permitted to continuously park in an off-street public parking facility 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 PLO. The Silver Spring PLO
boundaries will be extended to encompass the existing Montgomery Hills PLO. The
Montgomery Hills PLO
is
a low supply, low demand district and this consideration simplifies
budgetary, policy, recordk.eeping and public infonnation matters. A resolution will be sought to
provide that this unification
will
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 pennitting 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
allowed to
park
uninterrupted for an extended period of time, W1less signed otheiwise.
Attachments
1. Chapter 60 amendment
2. Chapter 31-26 amendment
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Al Roshdieh. Department of Transportation
Jose Thommana, Division of Parking Management
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Bill XX-17
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Transportation (Parking)
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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 of whether
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.
S. 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 biU 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 bow 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 bill 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 rIBcaJ 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
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Eeonomie Impact Statement
Bill :n:-17 Transportation (Parking)
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Amendments
to
County Code Chapter
31
Bacqround:
This bill would increase the time a vehicle is permitted 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 informa_tion, assumptions, and methodologies used.
This legislation
does
not have an economic impact since it does not change the parking
rates
·or anticipated
utili7.ation
rates for properties associated
with
the PLDs, creating
no
change
to
the revenues assumed in the County Executive's FY18 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 Bill's positive or negative effect
1
if
any on employment
1
spending, savings,
·
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
Please see
the
answer to question I.
4. ff a Bill is
likely
to have no
economic impact,
why
is
that
the case?
Please see the answer
to
question
1.
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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
Date
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