Removal of Four-hour Cap and Parking Zone Rate Changes
Administrative Order 15, Respecting License, Permit and Processing Fees, will be amended to set hourly parking rates that reflect actual time of day demand, remove the four-hour per zone daily maximum, and create an additional commuter parking zone 15.
Beginning June 1, 2021, there will be new rates by zone, depending on the time of day.
In October 2020, the municipality launched the Integrated Parking Technology Solution, a
modern software-as-a-service system that manages all aspects of Parking Services, including permitting, enforcement and paid parking.
The amendments are based on feedback from residents and a request from the business districts, following the launch of the new Parking Technology.
To learn more, read the report.
*Note: this motion will be final when the meeting minutes are approved by Regional Council.
*Note: this item has been passed and amended as follows:
That Halifax Regional Council:
- Adopt the Amending Administrative Order, amending Administrative Order 15, Respecting License, Permit and Processing Fees as set out in Attachment B of the staff report dated April 9, 2021 in order to:
a. Set hourly parking rates that reflect actual time-of day demand based on data collected from the recently adopted Integrated Parking Technology project;
b. Remove the four hour per zone daily maximum; and
c. Create an additional commuter parking zone 15 as set out in Attachment C of the staff report dated April 9, 2021 and a housekeeping amendment; and
2. Request a staff report with recommendations and financial impacts for investing in projects to promote parking in areas with on street paid parking, including but not limited to via variable message signs at gateways to commercial areas and in the ROW at parking entrances, as well as a trial period of three to six months where the municipality may:
a. pay users Hotspot fees to encourage app use
b. provide a measure for free parking on Thursday and/or Friday while continuing to support the goals of the parking management policy
c. partner with Business Improvement Districts to provide funding to enable flexible free parking strategies for and definition of special events as a part of larger, BID lead marketing strategy.