OAKLAND PARKING ENFORCEMENT REFORM
INITIATIVE OF 2010
All parking meters and parking
kiosks in Oakland shall be removed and the chalking of tires shall enforce
time limits in commercial areas.
Tickets for all violations (including
street cleaning) will be capped at $20.00 and any late fees or penalties
shall be limited to an additional $20.00 maximum.
For serious violations such as
blocking a fire hydrant, curb cut or parking in a handicap zone, the maximum
fine shall be $50.00 with a $20.00 cap on additional fees.
Vehicles shall not be towed except
in the case of road hazard or abandonment. The booting of vehicles is strictly
No vehicle shall be ticketed
or towed for parking in or blocking a driveway without the consent of the
owner of the driveway.
Towing and impoundment fees shall
be capped at $100.00 per vehicle with storage fees limited to $5.00 per
Proceeds from impounded vehicles
sold at auction, pay DMV fees first, impound and storage fees next and then
parking citations. All remaining funds are to be retuned to the registered
owner of the vehicle.
Prior to any sale of an impounded
vehicle the original owner must be given the option to buy the vehicle back
at the minimum auction bid price.
After a vehicle has been impounded,
forfeited and auctioned, the registered owner has no more parking, fine,
late fee, impoundment fees or any other obligation to the City for that
vehicle regardless of the amount of sales proceeds generated.
The changes in the towing and
storage guidelines shall be retroactive for one year upon passage of this
Street Cleaning Policies Must
Be Sensitive To The Residents.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT SHALL NO
LONGER BE OPERATED AS A REVENUE GENERATING BUSINESS.
The above Draft Initiative is
the product of three months of open meetings by a group of concerned Oakland
residents and businesspersons held at the Grand Lake Theater.
The Group is strictly comprised
of volunteers and we are now seeking Pro Bono Legal Counsel who will prepare
this concept for the voter signature-gathering process to place this Initiative
on the upcoming ballot to be decided by the Citizens of Oakland. We believe
that the” lost revenue” to the City will be offset by a dramatic increase
in economic activity as the Bay Area public returns to shop and be entertained
in an Oakland that no longer preys upon residents and visitors as revenue
Grand Lake Theater