On April 6th Richmond Hill staff hosted a Public Open House to discuss the possibility of allowing overnight, on street parking in Richmond Hill. Thank you to all the residents who came out to the Open House and expressed their opinion, and also to the hundreds of residents who have provided input so far, by way of emails and surveys.
In order to refine any final recommendation, that will ultimately be made to council in the late spring or early summer, our staff has begun to narrow the field of possibilities and has asked for more input to expand on the information received so far. A second survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RichmondHillParking, and I would encourage you to participate.
Up to this point I have heard that residents would be satisfied with a system whereby a particular street could apply to allow paid permit on street overnight parking if a minimum of 50% of the residents of the street participate in expressing their opinion about this potential change, and of those, over 70% are in favour of allowing this change.
This would mean that a significant majority of those living on a given street would have to agree to the change before it would be considered. Further the proposed process would allow this change to be revoked at a later date using a similar method if the majority opinion of the homeowners of a given street changes.
There are a number of other issues and details that will still need to be thoroughly considered by our Transportation Engineering staff before a report comes before council. As such it is important that residents continue to participate in this process to ensure any decision reflects the wishes of the majority of the community.
For more information please visit www.richmondhill.ca/parking.