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File #: 2007-0545    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2007 In control: Operating Budget, Fiscal Management and Mental Health Committee
On agenda: 11/5/2007 Final action: 11/13/2007
Enactment date: 11/26/2007 Enactment #: 15950
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to county automotive parking facilities; amending Ordinance 12077, Section 16, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.010, Ordinance 8753, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.045, Ordinance 12077, Section 18, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.055 and Ordinance 8753, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.090 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 3.32.
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson
Indexes: Budget, Fees, Parking
Code sections: 3.32.055 - , 3.32.090 -
Attachments: 1. 15950.pdf, 2. 2007-0545 Fiscal Note.xls, 3. 2007-0545 Hearing Notice.doc, 4. 2007-0545 Index to the Proposed Ordinance.xls, 5. 2007-0545 King County Administrative Policies and Procedures Accepting Electronic Payments FIN 8-5 (AEP).doc, 6. 2007-0545 Regulatory Note.doc, 7. 2007-0545 REVISED Staff Report from 11-08-07 OBFMMHC - Parking Fees.doc, 8. 2007-0545 Staff Report for 11-07&08-07 OBFMMHC - Parking Fees.doc, 9. 2007-0545 Transmittal Letter.doc
Drafter
Clerk 11/09/2007
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to county automotive parking facilities; amending Ordinance 12077, Section 16, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.010, Ordinance 8753, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.045, Ordinance 12077, Section 18, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.055 and Ordinance 8753, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.090 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 3.32.
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      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
      SECTION 1.  Ordinance 12077, Section 16, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.010 are amended to read as follows:
      Administrative regulations adopted by the department of executive services shall include, but not be limited to, the following subjects:
      A.  Identification of positions eligible for reserved and unreserved parking;
      B.  Regulation of after-hours and weekend parking;
      C. Enforcement procedures, including certification and monitoring of carpools and the establishment of procedures for handling complaints;
      D.  Designation of the public parking areas;
      E.  Prohibition of the resale of the parking stall assignment;
      F.  Designation of reserved and unreserved parking areas((.));
      G.  Establishment of public parking rates at county automotive parking facilities.  The public parking rates shall be based upon the advice and market rate information regularly collected and analyzed by the private contractor hired to manage and operate the lot or by the director in those cases where the lot is not managed by a private contractor.  The director may authorize the contractor to make periodic rate adjustments within a specified range, but shall periodically review the contractor's rate adjustments, rate setting methods and research to ensure that they are based on current data; and
      H.  Designation of open surface lots that are subject to parking charges.
      SECTION 2.  A.  Section 3 of this ordinance proposes changes in the rates for short-term county employee parking at the Goat Hill parking garage.
      B.  The rates in section 3 of this ordinance are assessed under K.C.C. 2.99.030.
      SECTION 3.  Ordinance 8753, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.045 are hereby amended as follows:
      Based on availability of parking, the short-term rates for county employee parking at the Goat Hill parking garage shall be as follows:
      A.  Daily parking:  thirteen dollars((.));
      B.  Hourly parking((.)):  Hourly public parking rates shall apply up to a maximum of ((ten)) thirteen dollars((.)) per day for automobiles and four dollars per day for motorcycles; and
      C.  The rate for after-hours parking beginning after 1:30 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends and holidays shall be five dollars per day.
      SECTION 4.  A.  Section 5 of this ordinance proposes changes in the rates for monthly employee and county vehicle parking and bicycle lockers.
      B.  The rates in section 5 of this ordinance are assessed under K.C.C. 2.99.030.
      SECTION 5.  Ordinance 12077, Section 18, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.055 are hereby amended as follows:
      A.  Monthly employee and county vehicle rates for parking in the Goat Hill parking garage, ((New County Office)) the Chinook Building, the King County Correctional Facility, open surface parking lots that are designated by rule to be subject to parking charges((,)) and bicycle lockers shall be as follows:
            Reserved Area       Unreserved  Area
        1.  Vehicle parking            $((205.00)) 232.00      $((190.00)) 200.00
        2.  ((Motorcycle parking            N/A                  $95.00
 3.  Bicycle lockers                  $5.00
        4.)) 3.  Open surface lots            $20.00                  $20.00.
      B.  The facilities management division of the department of executive services shall identify surface parking lots where it is reasonable and feasible to charge employees for monthly parking.  These surface parking lots are located at county facilities outside the downtown Seattle metropolitan core and include, but are not limited to, district courts, health centers, alcohol treatment facilities, police precincts, youth service centers and similar facilities. Designation of open surface lots that are subject to parking charges shall occur by administrative rule adopted pursuant to K.C.C. 3.32.010.
      C.  For county employees with disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to use public transit, and who display a disabled parking permit, the fee for covered parking shall be fifty percent of the normal rate.  Employees with disabilities shall receive first priority in the assignment of available parking stalls.
      SECTION 6.  Ordinance 8753, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.32.090 are hereby amended as follows:
      All revenues derived from parking fees shall be distributed as follows:
      A.  Applicable local and state taxes;
      B.  An allocation to cover rent payments for the Goat Hill parking garage and pro-rated rent for the parking portion of the ((New County Office)) Chinook Building;
      ((B.)) C.  It is the intent of the council to annually, during the budget process, identify a portion of the revenue going to the current expense fund to be transferred to the major maintenance reserve fund to support major maintenance projects at the garage and other parking facilities, taking into account the major maintenance model and financial plan;
      ((C.)) D.  An allocation to the facilities management division of the department of executive services's internal service fund to reimburse the fund for expenses associated with the operation of the parking program;
      ((D.)) E.  An allocation to the children and family set-aside fund for support of health and human services activities sufficient to increase the allocation from 2004 levels at the local consumer price index; and
      ((E.)) F.  The residual revenues distributed to the current expense fund.
      NEW SECTION.  SECTION 7.  There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 3.32 a new section to read as follows:
      A.  A minimum of five parking spaces within the Goat Hill parking garage shall have a preferential carpool rate for city of Seattle certified car pools.  The preferential rate shall be seventy percent of the otherwise-applicable monthly parking rate for monthly public parking or monthly employee parking as applicable.
      B.  A minimum of two parking stalls within the Goat Hill parking garage shall be assigned for certified vanpool vehicles with a one-hundred-percent subsidy.
      C.  A minimum of five preferential parking stalls within the Goat Hill parking garage shall be assigned for hybrid vehicles that are employee owned or leased.  The preferential stalls shall not be used for county-owned vehicles.  The stalls shall be located on level one of the garage and shall be the stalls closest to the elevator with the exception
 
of disabled parking stalls.
      SECTION 8.  Effective date.  This ordinance takes effect January 1, 2008.