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File #: Ord 20-3    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending Chapter 164 - Prohibit Sale of Parking Permits
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Amending Chapter 164 of the Legislative Code to prohibit the sale of parking permits issued for residential parking permit areas.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Ward - all
Attachments: 1. Comment rec'd by Council re Ord 20-3
Title
Amending Chapter 164 of the Legislative Code to prohibit the sale of parking permits issued for residential parking permit areas.

Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has established certain areas in the City as residential parking permit areas; and

WHEREAS, residential parking permit areas are established for the safety of the residents and to protect real and personal property from damage by reducing hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the heavy usage of these residential streets by nonresidents or transients; to protect those residential areas from polluted air, excessive noise, trash and refuse caused by the entry of such vehicles; to promote efficiency in the maintenance of those streets in a clean and safe condition; to preserve the character and integrity of those areas as residential districts; to protect the residents of those areas from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences; and to preserve the general health, safety, and welfare of those residential areas; and

WHEREAS, the Public Works Department issues permits to residents to permit the residents and their visitors to park in the residential parking permit area; and

WHEREAS, permitting residents who are issued parking permits to resell those parking permits to third parties defeats the purpose of creating residential parking permit areas; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul wishes to prevent people from reselling residential parking area permits to third parties; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

SECTION 2

The Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 164.14 is hereby created to read as follows:

Sec. 164.14. - No Selling of Issued Parking Permits

A permit that is issued pursuant to this section may not be sold. A person who sells a permit issued pursuant to this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person convicted of viol...

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