No one will have to pay to park at Lighthouse Park or on the waterfront.
receiving many letters from residents, and continued talks on the
issue, Mukilteo City Council voted unanimously against implementing paid
parking in the park or on surrounding streets.
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it wasn’t for the residents writing in to the city, we’d be voting for
it tonight,” Councilmember Steve Schmalz said. “The residents get credit
for this because they’re the ones that stepped up and made their voices
The council voted to direct city staff to instead work
with the Port of Everett to set up a parking lot on the Tank Farm after
it transfers and with Sound Transit on its plans to construct a parking
garage on the waterfront.
“The council has changed their minds
many, many times based on what the residents say,” Mayor Joe Marine
said, “and I think this is one of them.”
About 15 residents
wrote to the mayor and council that they didn’t want to pay parking fees
in addition to taxes that have been used for park development and
maintenance. Several said the proposal would essentially be “double
Many on the council said that although charging only
non-residents to park is possible, it would be costly – in more ways
“I am not comfortable with changing one and not the
other,” Councilmember Emily Vanderwielen said. “It would send the wrong
It is estimated that the Tank Farm property will
transfer from the U.S. Air Force to the Port of Everett in early 2013,
City Administrator Joe Hannan said.
He said the transfer
provides the city an opportunity to partner with the port to provide
more than 100 additional parking spaces on the waterfront.
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Hannan said, joint construction of a parking garage with Sound Transit
would add parking spaces – but not necessarily for free.
council had voted Sept. 17 to request bids from parking companies on a
proposal that charged visitors to Lighthouse Park $1.50 an hour to park
from March through September. All other times, parking would have
As proposed, residents would have been able to
buy an annual $35 parking pass that gave them four hours of free parking
per day. An eight-hour parking pass would have cost residents $70.
Non-residents would have paid double for the passes.
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Six parking companies had contacted the city about managing the meters,Our technology gives rtls
systems developers the ability. with hourly parking fees ranging from
$1 to $3, Hannan said. It was found that keeping residents exempt from
fees would not cover the cost of managing parking, he said.
said several residents had suggested other ways to manage congestion
without charging Mukilteans, including parking kiosks, the honor system,
using drivers’ licenses or issuing parking stickers so they wouldn’t
have to pay.
However, Hannan said, none of the options would have eliminated monitoring costs.
“I don’t think there is enough value for the cost of managing a program that benefits residents,” he said.
City officials had proposed paid parking as a way to relieve traffic and congestion on the waterfront.
since the city renovated Lighthouse Park, it has become very popular.
More than 1,000 vehicles go through the park each day on the weekends
during spring and summer.
Hannan said it is still a city goal to
encourage visitors to start using public transit, shuttles and
carpools, or walk to the park.