*View in Google Chrome, Safari, FIrefox or Microsoft Edge for best viewing. Also, please note that the survey result is not a statistically valid sample of the City’s overall resident and visitor population. We received a total of 187 responses. The survey is intended to gain an understanding of parking issues and opportunities from the community’s perspective.
Parking has been a hot topic in Dana Point. As the City thrives, demand for visitor parking will increase. Parking solutions are needed that are in alignment with the community’s vision for Dana Point.
The City of Dana Point has heard from the community on specific parking issues that affect the quality of life in Dana Point. It is important for the City strategically plan for the future of parking and connectivity as Dana Point thrives.
Here are some of the parking challenges we have heard so far:
- Provide convenient and accessible parking
- Optimize public investment in parking
- Discourage the use of public spaces by area employees
- Enforcement of residents to park onsite and in garages
- Maintain a small town, walkable form
- Support a “park once” pedestrian-friendly vision
- Facilitate economic development through flexible policies
How will the City reach out to residents and other stakeholders?
On March 21, 2017, the Dana Point City Council directed City staff to engage in community outreach on parking issues. City staff initiated a contract with Dr. Richard Willson, an urban planning professor at Cal Poly Pomona, to facilitate the public workshop on issues related to parking.
April 2017, Preliminary Briefings
The City Council, Planning Commission and City staff met with Dr. Willson to discuss Dana Point’s parking problems relative to supply and management.
April-May 2017, Online Community Survey
The City of Dana Point encouraged all who live, work, shop, or visit the area to participate in the online survey on citywide parking. The survey was an opportunity for the City to receive valuable input from the public, especially from those unable to attend the workshop.
Survey results are available and have been posted online:
*Please note that the survey result is not a statistically valid sample of the City’s overall resident and visitor population. We received a total of 187 responses. The survey is intended to gain an understanding of parking issues and opportunities from the community’s perspective.
May 2017, Citywide Parking Workshop
The Citywide Parking Workshop was held for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Dana Point Community Center Gymnasium. The community was encouraged to participate in an interactive roundtable setting to discuss parking-related issues on various topics.
Members of the public have commended the community outreach efforts with positive direct feedback:
“Table discussions were useful and the survey was very well done”
“Council members were interactive; this was a good effort on the City’s part”
“The different stations were helpful to express my concerns. Hopefully we will have input before final decisions”
“It was good to be able to give written and specific comments. In the past, City workshops were used to ‘check the box’ and concerns were not addressed and residents were ignored. This has the potential to be excellent.”
“The workshop gave the public opportunity to engage, discuss, gather information, and time to think, write, and voice concerns.”
June 2017, Report to Planning Commission on Community Outreach
On June 26, 2017, the Planning Commission discussed the results of the online survey and public workshop, and recommended the draft Citywide Parking Report to City Council.
August, September, October, November 2017, Reports to City Council on Citywide Parking, Formation of Parking and Circulation Oversight Task Force
The City Council reconvened to discuss the results of the online survey and public workshop, recommendation from Planning Commission, and discuss citywide parking policy considerations.
January 2018, Appointments to the Parking and Circulation Oversight Task Force
The City Council appointed the following Dana Point residents to the Task Force: Joe Muller, Mayor Pro Tem; Eric Nelson, Planning Commissioner; Luke Boughen, Traffic Improvement Subcommittee; Cindy Fleming, Resident At-Large; and Mike Powers, Business At-Large.
What are the next steps in the process?
March 2018, Parking and Circulation Oversight Task Force
The City’s Parking and Circulation Oversight Task Force held its first meeting on March 7, 2018. The Task Force seeks to move forward with some of the Citywide Parking Report’s recommended programs beginning in Spring 2018. The Task Force plans to meet monthly through Summer 2018. All Task Force meetings are open to the public. The Task Force must report back to City Council and complete their work plan by December 31, 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Belinda Deines, Senior Planner
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