LINCOLN CITY — On Sept. 26, Lincoln City launched an official city Facebook page, and less than a week later, used the page to announce that City Manager Ron Chandler will host a series of meetings to gather public opinion on potential city parking pass and no-parking area ordinances.
The Lincoln City City Council seeks public opinion on two parking ordinances — one that would create residential parking pass zones, and another to designate criteria for creating no-parking areas. Chandler and city staff intend to hold a series of small get-togethers during which they will explain the proposed ordinances and gather public input.
With a residential parking pass ordinance, Lincoln City residents in designated areas would be eligible for a pass for the area where they live. Displayed in a vehicle’s rear windshield, the pass would exempt the vehicle’s owner from time restrictions in two-hour zones on streets in the area of the residence.
The no-parking area ordinance would require development of a process to initiate application or petition by residents and an evaluation process by the city. The city would also need to establish specific criteria for creating no-parking areas.
Input received at these gatherings will be passed on to the council and discussed during a scheduled council meeting at a date to be determined. The gatherings can be virtual (held electronically), in neighborhoods or at city offices. In-person gatherings will be subject to all pandemic restrictions, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing and limits on the number of attendees permitted.
To initiate the process to schedule a gathering, email [email protected] and include, name, address, telephone number and a meeting preferences — electronic or in person.
To read further information on the ordinance proposals, go to https://bit.ly/3iz4WIA. Search “City of Lincoln City” on Facebook to find the city’s page.