Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

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Can any County resident rent a parking space from the County under its monthly rental program?   If our of area workers can rent a designated parking space from the County at its rate of $75 a month for a space, can residents?  A vehicle residing person could rent or be gifted by a sponsor, use of a monthly parking space, rather than the constant search for a place to park to sleep.   

An article reads:  “The county’s fees for encroachment permits include charging designated car-share parking $75 per month, and outdoor dining is charged $1 per square foot, per month. Scooter and bike-share programs will be charged $5 per square foot monthly for dedicated parking, and an additional $5 per scooter, per month fee, and $1 per bike, per month.”

To avoid discrimination, can anyone rent a publicly owned parking space from County or City?    $75/mo is a deal.

Other questions:  1) Is this $75/mo rate possible because bond financed lots are taxpayer subsidized?; 2) Do bond or loan covenants allow repayment revenues to be generated from any lawful public use? 

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d8vanilla Dec 14, 2018 05:22 PM
Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

Not sure what you are trying to say here..... copied from your original posting...... ""If our of area workers can rent a designated parking space from the County at its rate of $75 a month for a space, can residents? A vehicle residing person could rent or be gifted by a sponsor, use of a monthly parking space, rather than the constant search for a place to park to sleep. ""

SBWoman Dec 28, 2018 08:23 AM
Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

To clarify the question: If out- of-area workers (commuters) can rent a designated parking space in a public parking lot from the County at its rate of $75 a month, can any resident also rent a space? A resident who is not a commuter needing a space to park a vehicle: can I rent one. If no, why not? If anyone can rent a space in a public lot for $75 a month, the space could gifted on a monthly basis to a person living in their car, rather than their needing to constantly search for a place to park to sleep, or having their car towed. I’m interested in learning how a public lot can be restricted to commuters when paid for by local taxpayers.

Snoodely Dec 15, 2018 10:36 AM
Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

I agree with D8VANILLA -- Question is incomprehensible. If you are asking if locals can rent a space in their nearby public parking garage, the answer is no. I tried to, and was told that the spaces are only available to commuters ... even if the garage remains mostly vacant most of the time, and operates at a loss. That, too, is incomprehensible.

a-1546013775 Dec 28, 2018 08:16 AM
Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

Do you know how it is legal to only rent parking spaces to commuters? Is there a City Ordinance that restricts renting parking spaces in public lotsonly to commuters? If the lot is public, shouldn’t anyone be allowed to rent one?

a-1546014088 Dec 28, 2018 08:21 AM
Can County Parking Space be Rented by Anyone?

Leave the parking spaces alone. New businesses are opening downtown, like Amazon retail and offices. If they chew up all the parking spaces in the lot behind the store (next to the bus terminal), and are allowed to park all day, they'll run the local businesses out of business, such at Lilac Patisserie. I depend on nearby parking. Please, City of Santa Barbara, protect our wonderful parking system. It's perfect, as is. Don't be pushed around by big businesses who make demands.

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