The Commission advises and provides recommendations to the City Commission, including but not limited to, the following:
- Guidance of on-and off-street parking system
- User fee schedules and recommendations for other funding sources necessary to fund current parking programs and future capital improvements.
- Recommendations for the allocation of spaces among different types of facility users.
- Five-year capital improvement plans to improve existing facilities and services and to provide additional facilities and services.
- Guidance of the DASH service
- Input and plans related to biking and walking initiatives
- Reviewing transportation demand management (TDM) plans, and incorporation of mobility options
- Supporting new mobility services
- Monitoring and marketing of mobility information
- Employer outreach/solutions
- Marketing programs to complement special events, private advertising efforts and methods of informing the public of public parking and public transit availability, features and benefits.
- Ensuring equitable access to transportation options
The Commission consists of thirteen (13) members, whose terms shall be staggered three-year terms. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Commission, and shall serve without compensation. The total membership should reflect diverse user interests including retailing, building ownership, convention, housing, consumer, public transportation, educational institutions, seniors and people with disabilities, the bicycling and pedestrian community, and neighborhood groups.
Matters pertaining to City public parking that concern major overall policy considerations dealing with the categories listed below shall be referred to the Commission for study, deliberation and recommendation:
- The supply and location of public parking, including capital improvements to the System.
- Service objectives toward user groups and user fees.
- Zoning changes as they relate to the parking requirements within the Central Business District.
- Public relations issues that relate to methods of informing the public of the availability, features and benefits of public parking and public transit related to public parking.
Location: Parking Services Office
50 Ottawa Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Time: 8:00 a.m
Frequency: Second Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
Josh Naramore, Managing Director
Parking Services Department