City Staff is working to possibly reduce car parking spots. There has been discussion of a zoning code amendment about parking that is connected to the efforts to increase housing density. Simply put, if you remove requirements for a minimum number of parking spots per home, then it’s easier to fill a street with apartments and condos.
Therefore, if you wish to keep R-1 single family homes as they are, then you would be against “reducing parking requirements.” You would also likely be against “parking maximums.”
If you support changing R-1 single family homes into apartments and condos, then you would be in support of “reducing parking requirements.” You would also like be for “parking maximums.”
The bias in the survey shows in particular with questions 23 and 31. These are forced rankings that only allow you to rank options connected to scooters and buses and reduced parking. These questions should be rewritten to be more equitable and inclusive, or simply removed. Contact City Manager, John Nachbar with your questions and concerns.
However, do take a look at question 5 which uses biased language about cars: “single-occupancy vehicle”.
*FYI we contacted the City about the bias in other questions by forcing you to choose between too much or too little parking in your neighborhood, but no option in between — they updated the survey.
Take the official City survey by clicking here. Register to attend the online City presentation April 7, 2022 6PM by clicking here.