Agenda Item #

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/24/2014

Agenda Report #


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Two (2) Hour Time Limits for Handicap Parking Spaces
City Services Center Parking Garage


INITIATED BY: Department of Engineering



Recommendation: Approve the attached ordinance that establishes a “Two (2) Hour Time Limit” for Handicap parking spaces on the ground floor only of the City Services Center Parking Garage located at 1601 Midtown Drive.

Background: There exist today nine (9) Handicap parking spaces on the ground floor of the Parking Garage, see attached drawing. Since the City Services Center and Natatorium have opened, these Handicap parking spaces usually remain occupied by City employees. There are two (2) Handicap parking spaces located on each of the upper floors available for City employees.

Analysis: The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage turnover of the existing and any future Handicap parking spaces located on the ground floor only so that the public in general will have handicap parking.

Financial Considerations: The costs to install the two (2) hour time limit signs will come out of the Traffic Engineering operating budget.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: Should any signs be vandalized or damaged, they will be replaced using Traffic Engineering funds.

Legal Considerations: All traffic ordinances require Council approval.


Recommendations/ Actions: Approve a “Two (2) Hour Time Limit” for Handicap parking spaces on the ground floor only of the City Services Center Parking Garage.