Wednesday, September 16, 2020

2023 Pacific Beach Parking District

Next Meeting :
October 10, 2023 5:30 pm
1503 Garnet Avenue 

Election Information

Pacific Beach Community Parking District (CPD)

The Pacific Beach Community Parking District (CPD) was approved by the City Council in 2005 according to the rules described in San Diego City Council Policy 100-18. The CPD encompasses all of Pacific Beach and is one of five CPD in San Diego.

Pacific Beach’s CPD was created to address parking availability and demand, budget for and implement transportation solutions, and identify mobility alternatives within the context of Pacific Beach’s Ecodistrct principles of Climate, Resilience and Equity. A portion of the revenue from paid parking within the CPD may be used to implement solutions such as parking lots, parking structures, valet parking, parking/transportation signage and related extraordinary landscaping and maintenance.

Pacific Beach Parking Advisory Committee (PAC)

The CPD is overseen by the Parking Advisory Committee (PAC), a volunteer group of Pacific Beach residents and business owners. The committee includes representatives from DiscoverPB, Pacific Beach Town Council, BeautifulPB, the Pacific Beach Planning Group, and four at large neighborhood representatives. San Diego City staff works closely with these committee members to customize parking solutions for Pacific Beach.

CPD Goals

Improve safety and access to Pacific Beach neighborhoods, destinations, and businesses, and well as mobility within, to and from the community.

Develop parking and transportation strategies in alignment with the Pacific Beach EcoDistrict principles that effectively serve the community as it grows into the future.

Encourage multiple modes of transportation including walking, bikes, public transit, etc.

Support the needs of residences, businesses, and visitors with recognition of the diversity that occurs within these groups.

Identify and generate sustainable revenue to support investments in the community and transportation infrastructure improvements.

CPD History

1998: PB Parking Solutions community forum to identify local parking problems and solutions

2002: Wilbur Smith Parking Study identified deficient parking in PB

2004: Joint PB Parking Subcommittee formed

2005: City of San Diego approves formation of PB CPD

2008: Walker Parking Consultants report on potential PB parking solutions

2014: Discover PB Subcommittee meetings on parking; PB EcoDistrict formed

2015: CPD Advisory Board reestablished

2020: CPD Sends Pilot Proposal to City Council District 2 for Review

View Proposal Here

Pilot Program FAQ

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  1. This has been brought up numerous times in the past. It has been proven to cost more than any benefit from it. Additionally most of any income will never be spent here in PB. It will stifle business and cause neighborhoods to become impossibly congested. I am a PB homeowner/taxpayer and I am totally opposed to this. Shame on you for trying to jam this through in the middle of a Pandemic.

    1. Have you seen how empty the current pay lots are today? This is exactly what will happen with the metered spaces. Patrons of PB do not have extra cash to spend on parking. This will create an artificial increase in parking demands. A problem already created by the San Diego building permit department, converting single family homes into multi-unit townhouses with limited off-street parking. I hope the city of San Diego and the Discover Pacific Beach committee realize they are the root cause of our current parking problem.

      I'm a long-time homeowner/taxpayer of PB and I am totally opposed to paying hundreds of dollars a year via parking permits for my guests to park on the street. I agree with the previous poster on each of their points and will concur.. "Shame on you for trying to jam this through in the middle of a Pandemic". This proposal is egregious to the property owners/residents of PB.

  2. Absolutely NOT!!! Do not add parking meters to our community!! This will only cause more chaos and havoc to an area where parking is already limited and timed for 2 hours in most areas. We need the city council to focus on theft and the homeless problems in our community and not waste tax payers money on parking meters that don’t benefit anyone except those who work higher up in the city and county. NO ON PARKING METERS!

  3. Parking meters and fee parking will drive people away from PB, the fees will go to administrators and the community will SUFFER. It’s not a no from me it’s a HELL NO!