City of Hood River, Oregon
Resolution No. 2018-06


WHEREAS, the City of Hood River City Council identified a systematic evaluation of downtown parking and development of a comprehensive parking plan to be a top tier priority for 2018 at their annual goal setting meeting; and

WHEREAS, the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Proposed Budget includes funds dedicated to the creation of a Comprehensive Downtown Parking Study; and

WHEREAS, the quality and usefulness of a comprehensive downtown parking plan is improved by the input, guidance, and contributions of stakeholders directly impacted by the plan;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Hood River Downtown Parking Committee is hereby created to advise the City of Hood River throughout the development of the City’s Comprehensive Parking Study that will be conducted over the 2018 calendar year. The composition of the Committee shall be as follows:

1. Membership:  The Advisory Committee shall consist of seven (7) members: one (1) of the members shall be from the public at large; two (2) of the members shall be downtown business operators; two (2) of the members shall be downtown Hood River building owners; and two (2) of the members shall be Hood River City Council members.

2. Terms: Committee members will serve a 9 month term beginning on May 1st, 2018. Upon expiration of the initial term, the committee will dissolve.

3. Meetings: A majority of the membership of the Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Committee shall meet at such times and places as may be fixed by the Committee.  The Advisory Committee shall abide by the applicable provisions of the Oregon Public Meetings Laws.

4. Duties of the Committee: The Committee shall make recommendations, advise, and oversee the comprehensive downtown parking study scheduled for completion in 2018. Specific duties include;

a. Review and establish appropriate parking standards for new and varied downtown uses (commercial, office, residential, etc.);
b. A parking usage analysis, including seasonal parking counts (i.e. winter/summer) with satisfactory objective data gathering to gauge the current adequacy of our parking supply on a high peak and low peak basis;
c. Evaluating the options to add additional parking if the analysis above indicates that new parking is required, considering both new surface and structural parking options;
d. Evaluating the City’s parking In-Lieu impact fee for new construction. A total review, including objectives, effectiveness, alternatives, and, if useful, what should the fee be for various categories of new development;
e. Review the impact of parking regulation and standards on historical buildings and evaluate and advise on possible separate parking standards for the redevelopment of those buildings;
f. Evaluate the impact of driverless cars and their long-term impact on the demand for all forms of future downtown parking.


Approved and Effective this 23 day of April 2018.


       Paul Blackburn, Mayor



Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:

Daniel Kearns, City Attorney