Parking continues to be a hot-button issue in the HD and we can report that the City continues to study the problem. Last night’s member meeting at La Chatelaine focused on parking, with several City officials attending to update the membership and answer questions.
City Senior Planner Devayani Puranik is leading the study for the City. She presented a draft document outlining the study process – you can read the draft document here.
Bottom line – the City is looking at ways to manage parking in the HD, beginning with exploring the use of paid on-street parking, improved parking regulation signage, and improved parking enforcement. These are issues the HDBA has been pursuing for many, many years – hopefully we’re close to seeing actual action.
Other issues discussed at the meeting included sidewalk repairs, utility relocation, Franklin Street rebuilding, and status of the Facade Improvement Program.