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City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a second reading and adoption of amendments to the municipal code to allow paid parking zones in the Town Center/Lantern District and to establish a parking benefit district for the residential area to the district, south of Del Prado Avenue.

The decision, voted in unanimously as part of the consent calendar, also includes the addition of a “preferential parking district” for the northern Lantern District residential area, north of Pacific Coast Highway.

A second parking-related item on the consent calendar—the second reading of a zone text amendment to amend parking regulations in the Town Center Plan—was pulled for discussion by resident Betty Hill who asked that council consider not approving it as written, calling it unfairly skewed toward developers and all wrong for the area.

The council opted to vote on the amendment without further discussion, approving it in a 4-1 vote with Councilman Scott Schoeffel voting against.

This vote also approved the changing of the official plan document name from “Town Center” to “Lantern District.”

Paid parking zones approved as part of the municipal code amendment enacted in the consent calendar vote, will allow for the inclusion of parking fee collection methods including parking meters, mobile device payment zones and pay stations.


Click here to read the full Sept 15 Agenda
The items are No. 7 and No. 8 on in the document.

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