Somerville Parking Changes Appeal Petition
The Somerville Traffic Commission voted to approve the following changes to City parking regulations. These changes are slated to be instated August 1, 2009. 1.Residential Permit Parking on all public streets in the City of Somerville Monday through Saturday, 24 hours. • All streets not currently designated will revert to Residential Permit Parking Only • All existing 2 Hour Parking except by permit 8am to 6pm spaces will remain. • These 2 Hour spaces will be designated Residential Permit Parking Only from 6pm until 8am 2. Hours of meter operation from 8am-6pm to 8am-8pm, with the exception of Davis Square and Magoun Square, which will be 8am-10pm. 3.Meter fees have will increase from $0.50 cents an hour to $1 an hour. We call for repeal of the Somerville Traffic Commission’s May 21, 2009 votes to change meter and permit parking ordinances 2009-16 (Article V Section 5-9.5), 2009-17 (Article V Section 5-9.1), 2009-18 (Article V Section 5-9.4), 2009-19 (Article V Section 5-9.4), 2009-20 (Article V Section 5-7), 2009-21 (Article V Section 5-6) and 2009-22(Article V Section 5-5). We call for the creation of a thoughtful parking plan, devised through community input, which allows the City of Somerville to serve the vehicle parking needs of residents and business patrons, to maintain active business districts, and to generate the revenue needed to continue vital City services. Through a comprehensive, progressive and aggressive approach to parking management, Somerville can establish itself as a national leader in managing parking for economic vitality.