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Record No: CB 119381    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119381
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/19/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125700
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Center parking charges; amending Section 17.19.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ordinance 125700, 3. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle Center parking charges; amending Section 17.19.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 17.19.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124041, is amended as follows:

17.19.010 Seattle Center parking charges ((.))

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B.                     Regular ((Charges)) charges. The ((Regular)) regular Seattle Center parking ((charges)) (“Regular Parking”) charges shall be composed of two types of charges: ((Daily)) daily charges and ((Monthly)) monthly charges. Regular Parking charges shall apply to all vehicles (including vehicles displaying disabled permits) unless the vehicle qualifies for a Special Parking charge pursuant to this Section 17.19.010 or rules adopted under this Section 17.19.010. The Regular Parking charge shall be prorated commensurate with the size and number of parking space(s) required by vehicles, such as motorcycles, mopeds, buses, and other over- or undersized vehicles.

1.                     Daily ((Parking)) parking. Daily charges shall be determined by the Director with consideration for demand and shall not be less than $1 for the first hour of parking nor greater than (($30)) $45 for any ((ten)) 12-hour period.

2.                     Monthly ((Parking)) parking. Monthly ((Parking)) parking charges shall be not less than (($30)) $85 nor greater than (($140)) $250 for a ((Monthly Parking)) monthly parking permit valid on a space available basis. The ((Monthly Parking)) monthly parking charge may be prorated when a ((Monthly Parking)) monthly parking permit is purchased for only a portion of a month, in accordance with rules adopted under this Section 17.19.010.

C.                     Special Parking ((Charges)) charges. At the discretion of the Seattle Center Director or ((such official’s)) the Director’s designee, ((Special Parking)) special Seattle Center parking (“Special Parking”) charges may be established as follows:

1.                     Monthly ((Parking Discounts)) parking discounts. For the simultaneous purchase, not for resale at a profit, of ten (((10))) or more ((Monthly Parking)) monthly parking permits for a given month, a discounted charge equal to not less than ((seventy-five (75))) 75 percent of the ((Monthly Parking)) monthly parking charge.

2.                     Parking ((Scrip)) scrip. For the simultaneous purchase, not for resale at a profit, ((of one (1) or more books of Seattle Center parking scrip or the simultaneous purchase, not for resale at a profit, of one hundred (100) or more Daily Parking tickets,)) a discounted charge equal to not less than ((seventy-five (75))) 75 percent of the Regular Parking charge therefor.

((3.                     Park and Ride Program. For the purchase, not for resale at a profit, of a parking permit for a given month by a participant in a Seattle Center Park and Ride program, a discounted charge equal to not less than fifty (50) percent of the Monthly Parking charge.))

((4)) 3.                     ((Reserved Parking Program)) Premium parking program. For the privilege of participating in ((the Mercer Street Garage or)) the Seattle Center Facility ((Reserved Area Parking Program)) premium parking program (under which a non-designated parking space in such garage ((/lot)) is reserved for the participant), a charge of not more than ((Thirty Dollars ($30.00))) $75 for the period of time coinciding with the event reservation plus a service charge of not less than the greater of  ((One Dollar and Fifty Cents ($1.50))) $25 nor more than or  ((Three Dollars ($3.00) for)) one percent of each parking order.

((5.                     Vehicle In-and-Out Privileges. For the privilege of moving a vehicle in and out of a Seattle Center parking facility when a Daily Parking ticket is purchased, a surcharge of not more than Two Dollars ($2.00).

6.                     Event Carpool. To encourage carpooling during Seattle Center festivals and events as designated by the Director, Event Carpool charges may be established based on vehicle occupancy, shall not exceed a rate of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) and shall be implemented at parking locations as designated by the Director. During designated Seattle Center festivals and events, the Event Carpool charge for vehicles displaying valid disabled permits shall not exceed Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) regardless of vehicle occupancy. Seattle Center employees on paid status during designated Seattle Center festivals will pay the lowest festival carpool rate regardless of vehicle occupancy.))

((7)) 4.                     In ((Excess of Ten (10) Hours)) excess of 12 hours. For parking in excess of ((ten (10))) 12 hours up to a total of ((twenty-four (24))) 24 hours, a fee equal to ((twice the)) each 12-hour applicable ((Event or Nonevent Parking)) event or non-event parking charge for the designated location.

((8)) 5.                     Parking ((Coupons)) coupons. For the privilege of having the Seattle Center Department honor parking coupons, a charge per event as follows: ((a.)) If the Seattle Center Department incurs any costs for the production of the parking coupons or any incremental staffing costs due to their use, then the greater of (((i))) the Regular Parking charges that would apply to the parking of all vehicles for which the parking coupons are used plus the incremental staffing costs and actual production costs incurred by the Seattle Center Department, ((or (ii) One Hundred Dollars ($100.00))) or a charge of not more than $45 for the period of time coinciding with the event plus a service charge of the greater of $25 or one percent of each parking order.

((b.                     If the Seattle Center Department incurs neither costs for the production of the parking coupons nor incremental staffing costs due to their use, then the greater of (i) the Regular Parking charges that would apply to the parking of all vehicles for which the parking coupons are used, or (ii) Fifty Dollars ($50.00).))

For purposes of this subsection 17.19.010.C.5, a parking coupon is a coupon authorized in advance by the Seattle Center Director or ((his or her)) the Director’s designee, containing at a minimum the limitations, ((and)) conditions, and instructions specified by the Director or ((his or her)) the Director’s designee, that is distributed by the sponsor of an event or activity expected to require the use of parking facilities operated by the Seattle Center Department, and that is surrendered by the driver of a vehicle at a parking facility operated by the Seattle Center Department in lieu of payment at the time of parking there.

((9)) 6.                     Short-term ((Premises Licensees)) premises licensees. For the purchase of a permit issued to short-term premises licensees for use of Seattle Center parking facilities for a specified duration, ((with in-and-out privileges,)) a charge of not less than ((Six Dollars ($6.00))) $15 and not more than ((Thirty Dollars ($30.00))) $45 per day.

7. Other parking charges

a.                     For the replacement of a lost monthly parking access card, a charge of not less than $5 and not more than $15.

b.                     For a purchase of monthly parking after the close of the announced monthly parking sales period, a charge of $15.

c.                     For the online customer transaction fee for the purchase of monthly parking, a charge of not more than $5 and not less than $3.

d.                     For a lost parking facility entry ticket an amount of not more than twice the 12-hour fee in place at time of entry.

D.                     Permits for ((Parking Without Charge)) parking without charge. At the discretion of the Seattle Center Director, parking permits may be issued, without charge, to individuals providing uncompensated service to the Seattle Center Department or to the Seattle Center Advisory Commission, to any officer or employee of The City of Seattle or other governmental entity, or to any person in order to facilitate any contractor engaged in a construction or demolition project at Seattle Center, to enhance public safety or to align with the Department’s race and social justice goals.

E. When ((Parking Charges Due and Payable)) parking charges due and payable. All parking charges imposed pursuant to this ((section)) Section 17.19.010 shall be due and payable in advance or as of the commencement of the use of the subject parking area except when 1) a short-term premises licensee has contracted to pay for parking fees as part of the Seattle Center Licensing Agreement, 2) a parking coupon is used, pursuant to subsection ((C.8.)) 17.19.010.C.5, 3) a client is invoiced for parking charges and pays according to standard Seattle Center invoicing provisions, or ((3)) 4) automated parking equipment ((is)) installed in the parking facility ((which)) prohibits exiting the facility unless proof of payment is provided.

F.                      Enforcement of ((Parking Charges)) parking charges. A parking surcharge equal to no more than Five Dollars ($5.00) shall be due and payable whenever the applicable parking charge has not been paid at or before the time such parking charge became due and payable. An additional parking surcharge equal to no more than Twenty Dollars ($20.00) shall be due and payable whenever the applicable parking charge or the first surcharge has not been paid within fourteen (14) days after the time the parking charge became due and payable. At the discretion of the Director, the Department may allow all or a portion of the parking surcharges collected by an agent to be retained by the agent in exchange for said agent’s collection and remittance of the parking charge to the Seattle Center.

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Section 2. Section 1 of this ordinance shall take effect January 1, 2019.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2018, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2018.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2018.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

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