Small Business Parking Bill Scheduled for June Hearing

UPDATE (6/5/2017) 2:21 pm: The bill has been withdrawn from consideration for the Committee’s hearing on June 21.

Enhanced parking sign limiting parking to area residents only.

The Small Business Parking Permit Act of 2017 has been scheduled for a hearing before the DC Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment. The hearing will take place at the Wilson Building on June 21, 2017, in Room 500 beginning at 1 p.m.

The bill was introduced on February 21, 2017, by at-large Councilmember Robert White, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, and Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd.

ANCs 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2F as well as the Kalorama Citizens Association, voted to oppose this legislation which proposes to extend RPP parking privileges to businesses with 10 employees or fewer that are located where they abut a block designated for residential permit parking. Qualifying businesses would be allowed to receive a parking pass for each employee to park on residential streets.

Anyone wishing to testify before the committee should contact Ms. Aukima Benjamin, Staff Assistant to the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, at (202) 724-8062 or via e-mail at abenjamin(at)dccouncil(dot)us.

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5 Comments on “Small Business Parking Bill Scheduled for June Hearing”

  1. José Vicar Says:

    So the same politicians who are pushing for a high-density low-parking development at 1125 Spring / the Hebrew Home admit that some people who need affordable housing also have cars and need parking. In their arguments for making 200+ rental apts. in ward 1/4 with only around 50 parking spaces, they argue that being near metro and the grocery store means there is no need for cars. The counter-argument is many retail workers and blue-collar workers are not working in places that are on top of a metro stop.

    They shouldn’t be able to make both arguments at the same time – but I’m glad they are, so we can see the inconsistency.

  2. J Says:

    Ridiculous. This, along with all of the planned developments in the area and DDOT’s proposed removal of parking along several streets in the area, is going to make the quality of life of our neighbors without dedicated parking spaces significantly worse.

  3. Charles Waldmann Says:

    ANC 1A, 1B and 1C have all voted against this. Why is CM Nadeau still sponsoring this when three out of four ANC’s in her ward have voted this down?

  4. mbk Says:

    CM Nadeau is a disaster and has never spent any real time talking to our community.

    • José Vicar Says:

      Disagree – she tells us what she thinks all the time. I think the issue is listening to the community …

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