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Downtown Parking Committee

The Downtown Parking Committee was established August 30, 1988, and replaced the Parking District Committee.

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General Functions

  • Acts as an advisory agency to the City Council with respect to the management, maintenance and operations of the Downtown Public Patron and Commuter Parking lots, including review of operating and capital maintenance budgets, hours of operation, parking fee policies (including 75 minute free policies), and commuting employee parking policies (including shuttle bus programs);
  • Acts as a community forum to hear requests and comments from the public;
  • Maintains adequate liaison with other committees, agencies and districts; and
  • Advises the Council as to other matters upon the request of the City Council.
Membership 7 Members
Qualifications Members must demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of, downtown parking issues.
  • Five members must be residents of the City of Santa Barbara.
  • Two members may be residents of the City or the County of Santa Barbara.
Length of Term Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.
Meeting Schedule The Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden Street.
Time Involved Approximately 4 hours per month for meetings and related activities
Financial Disclosure Requirement Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.
Compensation None
Staff Public Works Department, (805) 564-5385
Reference Resolution Nos. 99-032, 98-004, 93-157, 93-139, 88-127, and 79-093
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2014