City Councilmember Jane Brunner introduced a proposal to establish a five-minute grace period for parking meters in the City of Oakland. The proposal passed the City Council Finance Committee and it is now being implemented. It came back to City Council on February 7th and, unfortunately, there are some Councilmembers who are now opposing it.
The grace period means that parkers who properly display a receipt from one of the City’s pay-and-display parking kiosks will be given a five-minute grace period from the expiration time displayed on the receipt before a ticket is issued.
In addition, parkers who park at stand-alone meters (that do not have time-stamped receipts) and arrive at their car before the ticket is written, will not have a ticket issued.
The purpose of this proposal is to eliminate the “Gotcha!” aspect of parking enforcement and to make it easier to do business here in Oakland.
Unfortunately, this program may not pass the City Council. If you support this proposal—please sign the petition below!
I support Councilmember Jane Brunner’s 5-Minute Grace Period Proposal:
The Oakland Merchant Leadership Forum has been working with the City Parking Department and elected officials to improve parking options for Oaklanders in business districts all over Oakland.
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