Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event Parking Permits, unless at least 60% of the residents on the street opt in.
Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event Permit Parking in our neighborhood, except on a case by case and street by street basis where 60% of residents must opt-in and vote to approve SEPP (per the RPP rules).
Our position is that most residents do not have an undue burden in finding parking in front of or around their own homes, and that these permits do more to prevent people having guests over to their house during the events than anything else. Further, we welcome and accept that, as part of the Zilker neighborhood, we will occasionally have events that necessitate the needs of non-residents parking here for better access to the park.
Permit parking would create restrictions that make it more difficult for our residents and guests during these same events. This goes against the very definition of Residential Permit Parking, as defined by the ATD and CoA.
Finally, we oppose the increase of SEPP parking violations to $250 + $193 for towing and impound fees as this could be financially debilitating to some residents.
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Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event Parking Barricades :
Friends of Zilker does not support Special Event “No Parking” and related barricades being erected in the neighborhood when an event occurs. Instead, we support spending taxpayer or event organizer money that is used toward this effort in a more forward thinking effort of improving the neighborhood infrastructure, such as sidewalks, improved crossings, etc. to better handle the increased traffic and people during these events.
If the neighborhood is unsafe or is overburdened when public parking is fully utilized, then we take the position that all efforts should be made to address event transportation and traffic demand on a larger level. There are frequent impacts on the walkability and usability of our neighborhood streets that are daily issues and are not event driven.
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