Tell Us Your Thoughts on the City’s Proposed Parking Changes

The City of Emeryville is considering new ways of managing parking. Based on the results of existing conditions data collection, driver and property owner surveys, and two public workshops, the City has developed recommendations for on-street parking management throughout Emeryville, including parking meters and permit areas. These changes could go into effect as soon as summer 2018.

The map below shows where new parking meters would be installed and parking permits would be required if the draft recommendations move forward.

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Hava Glick-Landes I am a member of a 6-peson house on 53rd St in the block west of Boyle. The proposal as it stands will deem our block a non-residential zone and put meters directly in front of our home. The result will be to overcrowd the very small neighboring streets, cause massive parking congestion and be exceedingly detrimental to the livability of our street. The business to the East of our house is a preschool where parents picking up small as children will be forced to pay meters and the business to the west of us is Adobe and they have a parking lot servicing their business. There is no problem finding parking now. If this plan is implemented, there will be. Also, residents at my home who usually leave their cars at home and bike to work would feel forced to drive to work instead in order to move their cars out of the metered zones during business hours. This meter plan is a waste of resources and will most impact low-income residents living in groups. Please listen to us! 07/24/2018
anonymous I strongly oppose the proposed parking plan as currently designed. I frequent businesses in Emeryville but it is my relationship to area nonprofits which compels me to write. The impact on nonprofits and small businesses would be significant to customers as well as staff and, in fact, would operate as a deterrent to small business. Few nonprofits (or retail operations, for that matter) have such a margin, especially in the bay area. The proposed parking plan would cripple my non-profit’s ability to attract clients, hold meetings during important hours, or to sublet space for workshops and events (critical for our survival). The Doyle Street neighborhood has a congenial mix of residential, nonprofit, and commercial residents, but metered and permitted parking are burdensome and will drive away business from small entrepreneurs who depend on the foot traffic of people exploring the neighborhood. Please reconsider these parking changes. 06/19/2018
Ryan Wolfe Hi! I'm a longtime resident and small business owner living and working on Doyle St., and I am adamantly opposed to the City of Emeryville adding parking meters on Doyle St. or the surrounding neighborhood. Having lived here more than a few years, it concerns me that the city is spending time attempting to solve a nonexistent problem in a neighborhood that has the most well-functioning and livable integration of cars, residential neighborhoods and businesses that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Either the idea of adding meters to this neighborhood is an attempt by paid consultants to provide a solution to a problem that simply doesn't exist, or it is an attempt to generate additional revenue for the city at the expense of the quality of life of the very people that live and work in that city. Please do not spend your time and our tax dollars attempting to fix a problem that simply does not exist. Thanks. 06/19/2018
Jim Beno I’m a student at the non-profit Aikido Institute at 5515 Doyle Street, Unit 2. If students had to pay to park on this street, we would lose students and our business would suffer. You might also end up directing some cars to park further away into permit-free residential areas. This would undoubtedly cause problems for those residents. Note that a year ago, we ended up moving to Emeryville after we lost our location in Oakland on Telegraph Avenue. We’re really trying to make our new location work. It’s much harder to attract students without the foot traffic we had on Telegraph. This will be just one more hurdle to having a thriving business in Emeryville. If you do require permits, perhaps there could be a special permit for non-profits that is either at a lower rate, or free. But I don't think a cap of 200 permits is enough for that yellow stretch. So I humbly ask you to leave Doyle street the way that it is. It’s a nice little gem, we love it here, and I’d hate to see it ruined. 06/19/2018
anonymous Almost none of the businesses in this area fall into short term parking model. Most require long or all day visits from their clients, and the staff of these businesses require all-day parking. All of them, not just us, would be highly and negatively impacted by parking restrictions. We often run several-hour or all-day workshops, hosting notable instructors from far away, allowing our students unique opportunities to train. We have a youth program which has made a profound difference for children, many who have thrived where other physical education programs fall short for them, but parents can’t bring their children to a program located where parking is difficult. Nonprofits in the Bay Area are struggling right now, and we have already had to relocate from Oakland to continue to exist. We thought we had found a welcoming home in Emeryville. After 48 years, and being forced to move yet again could end our ability to serve the community and make a difference in the world. 06/19/2018
anonymous Our nonprofit dojo on Doyle Street will absolutely be negatively impacted by these proposed changes. Student participation will drop and, as a result, our business will suffer. Please support us in our wish to stay and thrive in Emeryville by not adding this obstacle to the already difficult task of building and maintaining a business. 06/18/2018
anonymous I do NOT support the plan. I am an employer that left Berkeley for Emeryville 10 years ago and part of the appeal of moving our business to Emeryville was the lack of parking restrictions that we were dealing with in Berkeley. 06/18/2018
anonymous No! I do not support these proposed changes. I reside and own a small business in Emeryville. These changes will result in more costs and will not reduce the use of cars. I support better public transit that connects to BART - Macarthur and West Oakland. More designated bike lanes and long term bike storage at BART. 06/18/2018
Craig Wright Changing the zoning of the Doyle St neighborhood is going to sharply, negatively impact my ability to visit the Aikido Institute, where I train regularly. I strongly believe this neighborhood should be left alone. You seem to be creating a problem where there is none currently. 06/15/2018
Oliver Davis I am a new student of the Aikido institue on Doyle street and I would definitely see this as very negative if I had to pay for parking each time I go to class. Free parking makes the experience less stressful and I think we all have enough expenses in the Bay Area. 06/12/2018
anonymous I join the chorus of others who think a change from the current situation of free, unpermitted parking will harm the local businesses. The suggested change to the Doyle Street area will negatively impact clients and employees and drive many of those who currently park in the area during the day to nearby streets in search of available free parking. The suggested change will create parking problems where none existed before. Please leave things as they are. Thank you. 06/11/2018
anonymous I work in Emmeryville and I train in Emmeryville. Pay for parking so that I can work or pay for parking so I can train? That's unacceptable. 06/09/2018
anonymous We are a not for profit tenant in a building facing Doyle Street. To stay in business we need to attract students. By charging for parking students will not be able to attend classes on some days of the week without having to leave class to renew parking - a disruption that is enormously negative to us. The cost and inconvenience will be material to us. Moreso, the loss of even one potential student due to inconvenience of access will make a very material difference to us. We offer a community based experience. Not for profits balance on a razor edge in the Bay Area. If the city wants to support local business they will NOT install metered parking. 06/09/2018
anonymous As someone who works on Doyle street I can attest that this will exacerbate an already bad parking situation. Please reconsider! 06/06/2018
anonymous As a nearby resident and supporter of growing small businesses in the area, I beg you to not implement this poorly conceived plan. One institute I attend multiple times a week would struggle to keep new members coming if they had to pay for parking or go out to move their car. The local parks and businesses are beginning to thrive in Emeryville, this induces people to stay away. Take a breath, recognize that making it more expensive or difficult to come to this neighborhood is a bad thing for growth, well being and community. Keep Emeryville an easy and desirable destination. Do not do it. 05/29/2018
anonymous Another small business owner on Doyle Street. With the limited dedicated parking available for small businesses as it stands now, removing free street parking or limiting the duration to less than a full work day would force our company to relocate. Please take the time to reconsider this as many small businesses would be forced out of the area. 05/23/2018
ashley.ford@redawning.com To have a city zoned for business and then not provide adequate parking solutions to their employees is egregious. To double down and then charge money for these employees to work in these neighborhoods is horrendous. as long as I have worked here, there has been no significant increase in traffic to warrant metered or permitted areas. This change can conflict with work-life balance for many and create unnecessary challenges for employers such as new costs to subsidize parking issues for employees. Please keep your businesses happy in Emeryville instead of sticking hands in the pockets of their employees. 05/23/2018
anonymous We often have clients that come visit us for a day. While we have a parking lot, it can be full and clients must park on the street. Making our area permit parking or even meter parking would be detrimental to our clients visiting. And as a commuter with over 40 miles to work and when our lot is full, I have to park on the street too. I don't need a bigger financial burden to come to work. Please reconsider this. 05/23/2018
anonymous Our business, which employs approximately 20 people, is allowed 8 parking spaces in the building lot at the end of Doyle Street. Street parking is already at a premium, due to certain businesses in the complex that create a steady stream of customer parking traffic throughout the day. Making Doyle Street a long-term metered parking area would create an extreme financial burden for some of our employees (seasonal, hourly, etc.), and would also further congest the street traffic with nearby residential, commercial, and school traffic - everyone in this area scrambles to find parking on a regular basis as it is. If metered parking goes in for this neighborhood, it most certainly would make a bad parking situation practically intolerable. Please reconsider this proposal. Thank you. 05/23/2018
Joshua McCasland Small business owner in Doyle street/North Hollis area. With limited public transportation options, untimed street parking is essential for my staff as all of them are forced to drive. These proposed changes would make staying in Emeryville untenable for my business. 05/23/2018
Jonathan Peischl As a small business owner in Emeryville I can tell you with certainty that this will drive us out of Emeryville. Our company relies on street parking on a daily basis for staff and customers. Take away/restrict parking and we will have no choice but to relocate. 05/23/2018
anonymous My building on this street is short of parking spaces for all of our building residents. We have several regular street parkers from multiple car households and each of us need to park on the street periodically throughout the year. Having paid permit when it's only needed occasionally will have a monetary impact on those living in my building. In addition, adding metered parking nearby will force those looking for 2 hour parking for free to our street and will take up parking spaces on our street and cause more congestion in an already congested area we share with multiple businesses nearby. 05/22/2018
anonymous I drive to Emeryville to work, on Doyle St specifically. Part of the appeal of working here is that there is available parking on the nearby nearby streets. The nature of my work requires that I'm able to drive to a variety of sites, so a car is required, not that public transportation is particular easy to this location if that weren't the case. The proposed plan would put a strain on small businesses, like my place of employment, because it would require that we spend a chunk of our day searching for parking, moving cars around, or walking from another outlying neighborhood. It's just a really bad idea if you want to maintain a healthy mix of residences and small businesses. 05/22/2018
anonymous I have owned a small business on Doyle St for over 20 years. This tight community has managed the daily parking load working through the issues together over the years. Time limits on these blocks would be a disaster in particular for those working here. Furthermore, by installing parking meters on the areas around our blocks there would be an influx of people into our street looking for free 2-hour parking - forcing us and our employees to park on the metered streets?? This would literally make working in Emeryville a nightmare.We plead with the City of Emeryville to solve the parking problem at its roots, not by punishing the people who live and work here. We need more parking spaces, obviously. So, give incentives to owners of parking lots to build garages over them quadrupling the available parking per lot! Make it mandatory for big businesses to build multi-story garages over their parking lots. Regardless of the money the City has invested in this study, we urge a NO vote! Thx 05/21/2018
anonymous This end of Doyle street is a unique mix of residential and commercial in an already very confined for space. Despite that, I believe we manage well. The businesses and offices have decent off street parking lots, as well as the residential neighbors. The absolute last thing we need in our neighborhood though (and any part of Doyle st) is a constant stream of cars scrambling in and out of street parking spots. This tight corner and narrow stretch of road in particular is hazardous enough as it is. Doyle st is a perfect example of traffic easing in favor of people pleasing. A true gem in the emeryville network that encourages walking and cycling through our town. Meters, hour limited parking, and permits will absolutely create more frustrated drivers on our streets as cars dart in and out hunting for spots or trying to beat a ticket. More frustrated drivers leads to accidents and injuries on our streets. Lets not create new problems where there were none before. 05/21/2018
anonymous The existing Doyle St. community at 55th St. and Powell St., a special blend of small businesses, light industrial and residential uses has managed its parking load by working through the issues together over the years through a combination of off-street and street parking. Time limits on these blocks would be a disaster for those working here. The business permits available would not be sufficient for that street and the increased movement of cars each day for parking slots would waste precious time for everyone while increasing the risk of auto and person injury due to the already tight street structure in the area. We are very concerned that parking meters in the area surrounding us would result in people coming to park on our street ‘for free’, effectively taking parking away from those who live and work here. This is a definite case that leaving well enough alone is the correct solution, regardless of the money the City has invested in studying this plan. 05/20/2018
anonymous This block, which borders Oakland, has both small businesses and residential uses. The small businesses have workers and clients who would most likely find street parking more difficult as the parking spots would be monopolized by the permitted residents. The situation could become so dire with the proposed new parking regulations that these businesses would have a difficult time operating at this location. The proposed plan is too broad and seeks to address a situation that basically functions. There are other steps that could be taken to alleviate too many cars on the street. Transitioning to a more car-free society should not penalize individuals that have no other alternatives in getting to work. Public transportation solutions continue to need improvement on a regional basis. This type of plan will basically push the problems and issues to other neighborhoods. 05/18/2018
anonymous This location, specifically, Doyle St. between 55th St. and Powell St. has had small businesses as well as light industrial use for most of Emeryville's history. There are currently small businesses on both sides of the street. The residential component is the co-housing property and an apartment complex on the corner of Stanford and Doyle. Both of these users have off-street parking. These residential components have been on the street for appx. 5-10 years. there is also a recent two-unit condo building that is mid-way on the block on the East side with its own respective off-street parking. The businesses use a combination of off-street and street parking. Metering this block would have a negative impact on the businesses that rely on street parking. While providing business parking permit is potentially a good idea, limiting these permits to a total of two hundred in no manner will provide enough parking for these businesses. 05/18/2018
anonymous I drive from about 20 miles away to work in Emeryville, and generally can find parking in the nearby neighborhoods. This is fortunate for me, because public transportation options from where I live are not particularly tenable. If this plan goes through and it becomes significantly more difficult or expensive to park just to get to work, I will likely consider working somewhere else. 05/17/2018
anonymous I drive to work in Emeryville because the public transit options are totally unviable -- in the morning it's a 20 minute drive versus 75 minutes on buses. No one would choose public transit with those choices. I make $18 per hour, so please imagine how paying $80 per month to park will be a significant burden for me. I've been happy with the parking situation near my work so far. Paying to park everyday would make me more likely to leave my job in Emeryville. 05/16/2018
Alan Abonyi Based on the planning committee meeting, it would appear this "plan" is not only poorly conceived, it is appallingly ignorant to the realities of employees and residents of Emeryville. I have worked in Emeryville for more than 28 years. The companies on my block are mostly small manufacturing businesses with predominantly low-wage workers. I can't imagine either the businesses or workers will be able to afford what amounts to a punitive tax for simply running a business in Emeryville. This will backfire, and you'll be left with businesses abandoning Emeryville. 05/16/2018
Rosina Roibal Please do not follow through on this plan! I live on the Oakland side of Vallejo Street in Emeryville. I cannot afford the $100-$300 permits (and $5 per day visitor pass). If you do implement a plan, please give both Emeryville and Oakland residents in the area 2 free permits for each household, like they have done in parts of Oakland and Piedmont. If the city of Emeryville needs more funds, please tax the businesses rather than hurting the residents. 05/16/2018
anonymous My company has been in Emeryville for over 30 years at our same location. Although parking has become more challenging as more business move into Emeryville, the proposed plan will make the situation abominable. This plan is the opposite of business friendly and resident friendly. There are over 80 people working on this one block and one school. None of the businesses are retail. There are just 32 street parking spaces on the block. How will staff competing for these meters help my business? How will 4-hour meters help my full-time employees? They would need to re-feed the meters or go move their car likely twice EVERY SINGLE DAY. To avoid this, they will park in Oakland, shifting the parking burden to your neighbor city. Why would you want to burden Emeryville workers and employers this way? What happens on street cleaning when 50% of spaces are gone? This will become a VERY high tax on employees and prevent businesses from moving into Emeryville. 05/15/2018
Cathy Huang NO! Emeryville depends on an influx of hardworking workers from other cities to keep quality schools running. Many of these are small schools and are not large employers like Pixar, Stanford Health, and UCSF that can provide parking. Teachers and staff at LePort Montessori School have an average roundtrip commute of 20-60 miles a day. The last thing they need to worry about is getting a parking ticket, having enough money budgeted for parking, or worse, taking a similar paying job elsewhere because the Emeryville parking expense is onerous. $4 per day for an average of 20 working days a month is about $80 a month or $960 a year post-tax income. This is equivalent to a partial month's rent. Parking meter fees increase over time too. Similar to how ECCL has reserved parking specifically for school teachers, staff, and support, the City needs to preserve parking conveniences (i.e. no charge on employees) for all schools, private or public, in order to keep teachers in this city! 05/14/2018
anonymous I am a resident at the Glashaus Podium condo on 65th & Hollis, where it is proposed that the public garage in our building be transitioned from its current 4hr parking limit to metered parking. If this should happen, it will create unnecessary additional cost and burden to the residents in our building to park. I would like to propose that residents be allow to park at those metered spaces with a residential permit given that Glashaus' HOA's current guidelines do not allow residents to park in our designated "guest" spots. I believe this hybrid situation (residents with a permit be allowed to park at meters for free) should be implemented in areas where residents face a similar parking situation (i.e., residents who are forced to park at public parking spots). Thank you for your consideration. 05/05/2018
anonymous If you had to go to paid permits, could there be a consideration that permit holders can park at a particular meter and not pay additional charges? These could be managed by matching colorized permit identification with colorized metered zones. If you conduct a study you may find that many residents need parking for the day only on certain days and not 24/7. You may also discourage behavior of perpetual car parkers by requiring that people also provide a copy of their registration to make sure they are in operation vs. PNO. If they are PNO, then permits could cost more for their car if they want to park at a metered zone. I have appreciated Emeryville's unpaid parking for residents compared to other neighboring cities. It is too bad that the behavior of nonresidents has placed a burden on the residents. 05/04/2018
anonymous If meters are installed, residents with permits should be able to park at those spots without paying an additional fee. Forcing residents to pay a fee would negate the reasoning for getting a permit. Also, there are times when residents can't make it out the door before 9am (kids, etc), so it would be unfair to ticket their vehicles (especially if they have a paid permit)! Why not just hire additional people to increase the 4hr parking enforcement in areas where it is known people abuse the free parking situation. This alone should offset the cost of additional personnel. If not, then maybe there isn't a problem that needs solving. 05/04/2018
anonymous As an employer on 63rd street, I see more negatives than positives coming from this proposal. The businesses that occupy my block are not retail businesses, they are wholesalers and manufacturers. The people we employ are at the lower end of the pay scale. They don't need additional costs for something they previously enjoyed for free. This fee will not increase parking spaces on the street, or reduce traffic, and it will not add significant income to the city of Emeryville, it will ONLY add a nuisance tax to people who are already struggling at the lower end of the wage scale. Now, instead of searching for a place to park that's close to their work, they will also be competing for lower parking rates with people whose parking rates have increased more than theirs. BAD IDEA! What is the point? 05/04/2018
anonymous I moved from 40 years in Berkeley to Emeryville in 2010 because of the central location, good walkability to restaurants, quiet nature (especially on weekends) and part of that was the free parking, free emerygoround, senior services, etc. I worked with Mayor and Council in 1986 as their RPP process was put in place and it was opening Pandora's Box. Berkeley's downtown went from great establishments....Hinks Department Store, Edey's, Morrisons, See's, Mel's, even Ross couldn't sustain, to a exodus of stores. I don't understand why we can't use the grant money to monitor the 4 hour parking areas that we currently have and let the all-day SF commuters find other solutions. Outsiders know there is no enforcement. I'm concerned for the south side of 65th which is entirely residential from Hollis to the Greenway. Currently at 2:30 on a Thursday there are still 4 parking places available on the street and nine in the garage. Why is it scheduled to be the most expensive? 05/03/2018
anonymous Restricting parking is bad for businesses in Emeryville. There is no evidence that the current parking situation is detracting customers. Parking is free and available to people with a little searching. Adding cost and time limits would only deter people from coming. And these restrictions put massive pressure on all of the businesses in the area which now have to factor in parking costs as an additional barrier for employees. Restricting parking doesn't benefit residents who will have to jump through extra hoops to park their cars on the streets outside of their homes and will discourage friends and family from visiting. 05/03/2018
anonymous This will negatively impact small businesses in Emeryville, and particularly the staff who commute from longer distances and have no choice but to drive. Many of these staff are working in lower paid positions, so the additional cost of parking will be especially painful . The timing is frustrating because we have all spent the last few years suffering through reduced parking due to construction and sewer work. 05/03/2018
anonymous I appreciate the effort to try to reduce the flow of car traffic into Emeryville and to encourage the use of public transportation, but the fact is that public transportation does not provide a real alternative for people commuting into the city whether to work or for shopping. Until those options are available I see no point in penalizing people who use there cars to get to Emeryville. It is also the case that most of the parking is used by residents many of whom leave their cars on the streets during the day when they use their bikes or public transit to commute to work out of the city. If meters are installed, I think that residents should be able to use their residential permits to park at meters maybe the same allowance ( a special permit) could be made for people who work here. Also, the proposed fees for residential permits are ridiculously high. 05/03/2018
anonymous Area that will install meter will effect all the small business. It just does not make any sense to collect money from all the hard working people in the city. Business will start leave the city for good. 05/03/2018
anonymous I have my small business in Emeryville and your plan shows the installation of long-term metered parking right in front of my building. If I were to use these meters it would add a huge additional cost to my business which would not be sustainable. I would likely end up looking for a new building to rent outside of the Emeryville area. This would be a shame. I have always felt that Emeryville was very supportive of business which is why I've stayed within the city limits even when the rents were slightly hire than nearby Oakland. The new parking plan is not friendly to small business and will also greatly impact local residents who will then have employees of the affected business areas parking on their city streets. This will not solve the parking problem but will only spread it farther afield. Plus it will likely make it harder for some of the smaller, local restaurants to maintain their clientele. I urge you to reconsider and leave parking alone. 05/02/2018
anonymous I have worked in Emeryville for 4 years, and on the whole, it's been very pleasant place to commute! While the parking can get a little hectic sometimes, I always find a spot and it makes working in Emeryville very doable. As my colleagues and I have commented, if meters went in to our spots, we'd be forced to work from home much more often, which would be a huge shame for our company and the businesses and restaurants that we patronize every day. Please don't go forward with this plan - Emeryville is such a great, friendly, welcoming place and this would make it seem inaccessible and exclusive. Fingers crossed you do the right thing! 05/02/2018
anonymous I have worked in Emeryville for 6 1/2 years and I love working here. It's clean and beautiful with lots of great little restaurants. With that said, in the recent years, parking has become more and more of a problem! It's so hard to find parking spots just to get into my job. With meters being installed everywhere around my office, not only will it be more difficult to find parking but it will also cost me a fortune! The bay area is so expensive to live as it is! Forcing people to pay an extra $80 a month just to park at their day job just feels so unfair to me! Please do not put these meters up! 05/02/2018
Mary I love Emeryville. I work here, my son goes to preschool at ECDC, and my puppy's daycare is here too. If I could convince my husband to live here, I would totally buy a home here. It is a truly family and pet friendly city with all the conveniences of a city and it's really clean. Because I have to commute to work, take my son to preschool, and take my pup with me everyday, it is not convenient for us to take Bart. The metered parking would add an additional expense for our family, and when spaces are metered, you can't fit as many cars on a street. If the city could coordinate business parking spaces with business owners that would be more helpful then just adding meters. There are plenty of parking spaces that are not being used like the newly built garage on 62nd Street. They are charging $30 a day and barely anyone is parking there. I would say like 5% of that 7 floor parking garage is being used. 05/02/2018
anonymous I am long-term resident of the neighborhood, and one of the reasons is that it is in many ways residential. If I wanted to live in a downtown commercial district, and could afford it, I would. But I can't. I can't afford to suddenly pay for parking, when my budget is premised on that being part of the rental cost. And I don't want to live in a neighborhood where everyone is pushed into competition for space on the street; it's less communal, less pleasant, and less attractive. I urge the city to forsake this plan and to increase taxes on rental property operators, rather than on their tenants — which is the actual effect of this shift. 05/01/2018
anonymous I've worked in Emeryville for 8 years now and one of the main reasons I chose to work here was because this city seems to care about the people who live and work in Emeryville. From the emery go round free shuttle, the high minimum wage, cleanliness, free accessible parking and friendly people Emeryville is a great unique little city. I love working here despite my 45 minute commute. Adding parking meters will force me to look for employment elsewhere. I can not afford another expense, $80 a month for parking is not attainable for most. The companies in Emeryville are not fortune 500 companies (except for Pixar and maybe few others) they cannot afford to pay for 100+ employees parking everyday. I urge the city to look for other ways to increase revenue. 05/01/ 05/01/2018
anonymous I work in Emeryville and this move is a very greedy move. For those of us that work here and trying to make ends meet the cost is astounding. As well as it is hard enough to find parking as it is.It will be even harder with this move as no one will leave during their lunch breaks. This will definitely lead me to find a job elsewhere as well as encourage the company that I work for to look for a different city for our company. You and local businesses will loose out on revenue due to your greediness. I know for sure that more than half of our office are going to start looking for jobs elsewhere due to this greedy idea/movement. 05/01/2018
anonymous I work in Emeryville and there are few spaces to park now. This plan will take away those spaces, cost too much for employees in Emeryville, and hurt local businesses that rely on local employees to support them. I very much oppose this plan. 05/01/2018
anonymous This will motivate me to seek employment elsewhere. I expect that many of my co-workers will do the same and our company would eventually move locations. Emeryville's local businesses will lose out on revenue from employees from other cities spending money here due to working in the area. I see this act of greed as hurtful to local businesses. 05/01/2018
anonymous The cost you’re putting on these parking permits is unbelievable and not at all affordable for a lot of folk who live and who we want to have STAY in Emeryville. Too much for ANYONE! Just like the over the top house prices, rentals that home owners and landlords are demanding - all I see is greed. 05/01/2018
anonymous I am extremely concerned with the proposed plan for Horton Street near the new Sherwin Williams development. As a resident on Horton street, there is already no street parking available during business hours--it's already a big problem. But of even more concern is the proposal to have cheap, long-term metered parking on Horton. With the new free shuttle to West Oakland bart, our street becomes a cheaper place to park than the bart station, which would bring even more cars to an already over-crowded street parking area. I beg you to reconsider these plans--it gives residents the short end of the stick. 04/23/2018
Laura Gardner Thank you for providing a space to comment. The building in which I work has many businesses, employees, and clients/patients. Changing the parking to permit-only would be a real challenge, especially at $200/year, and only 200 permits. My suite alone has 5 therapists there and all of our clients that usually come hourly. As it is proposed, it sounds like all 5 of us would have to get a $200/yr parking permit just to park on the street. The street parking has been working thus far so it doesn’t need to be changed. I strongly urge you to refrain from making these streets permit-only. 04/20/2018
Katie Mulcoy I'm upset by the proposed cost of residential parking permits. Not only are the prices exorbitant but residents will be doubly impacted by the new parking proposals when we travel to other areas of the city where parking in metered. I live in the Triangle neighborhood where it seems especially unwarranted to issue residential permits. As it stands now, Emeryville doesn't ticket street cleaning violators or manage cars parked for longer than 72hours. I think that before they require permits, the city ought to start enforcing their parking rules and then assess any need for further regulation. And finally, there should be no fee for permits if there is to be a permit requirement. The cost of living in the Bay Area is unreasonably high and already a barrier to many people without additional efforts by the city to nickel and dime its residents! 04/19/2018
anonymous I really think this is unfair, I live in the condo building where metered and no parking restrictions are being proposed. There are not enough parking spots given per unit in the building, many people who live in the building rely on street parking nearby, this propose change would make it costly and very inconvenient for me to live here, esp with day to day errands and carrying a small child. 04/18/2018