Earlier this week, city officials and a few neighborhood representatives discussed the possibility of launching a residential parking permit program in certain neighborhoods in San Rafael.
The program would eventually pay for itself and neighborhoods would opt-in.
Several Patch readers took the opportunity to chime in about the parking conditions in their neighborhood.
I live only a few blocks from Montecito and I regularly have a really hard time finding parking that is close to my house. I often see employees of Whole Foods taking all the parking spots leaving the people who actually live in this neighborhood without any parking. I think this is a great solution. $3.33/month is a fair price to pay per year to ensure that residents get to park in their own neighborhoods. A two hour time limit is a great idea. That's plenty of time to shop. People who work from home are residents, and won't be effected by time limits.
I live near the corner of Mission and Green and it is almost impossible to find parking on the street. I would like to see permits issued but I don't think that we lower income residents (Those without big garages!) should have to cough up a large fee for the city to put up signs. Isn't there a city fund for that kind of thing?
What are the parking conditions for your neighborhood? Do you think there should be a permit program? Tell us in the comments and vote in our poll.