CASPER, Wyo.– After launching a pilot parkway parking program in the spring of 2021, the Casper City Council is gearing up to tackle an idea to expand this program citywide.
City Council on Tuesday will seek to set Tuesday, June 7 as the public hearing date for the first reading of ordinance changes to expand the program citywide.
The pilot program is limited to 12th and 13th streets between CY Avenue and McKinley Street. It allows residents of this area to obtain a permit to pave the walk in front of their house in order to have an off-street parking space. The promenade is the city-owned space between a street and a sidewalk that is often covered with grass. The pilot permit program allows people to pay a $250 fee to the city to pave this space at their own expense. There is also a $50 annual fee to renew the license.
The citywide program could start with a first-time parking permit fee of $100 and an annual renewal fee of $50 if the city council goes ahead with the proposal it discussed during a working session in April. The fee reduction could help give the city council a better idea a year from now whether minimal participation in the pilot program had more to do with permit costs or the cost of pouring concrete, Mayor Ray Pacheco suggested during this meeting. working session.
The council also talked about using signs that people could hang on their mirrors rather than stickers to allow people to change between vehicles parking in an authorized promenade space.
Council member Amber Pollock said during the April discussion that some people had asked her why they couldn’t get permits to park on the promenade when they faced traffic conditions similar to those in people living along 12th and 13th streets.
Unless the city can point to a good reason why the program should be limited to 12th and 13th streets, Pollock said she thinks the council should either expand the program citywide or scrap it altogether.