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02-08-16 TAB Minutes, footerCITY OF BOULDER BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES Name of Board/ Commission: Transportation Advisory Board Date of Meeting: 8 February, 2016 Contact Information Preparing Summary: Meredith Schleske 303.441.3204 Board Members Present: Zane Selvans, Chair; Dom Nozzi, Andria Bilich Board Members Absent: Bill Rigler Staff Present: Michael Gardner -Sweeney, Interim Director of Public Works for Transportation Bill Cowern, Transportation Operations Engineer Molly Winter, Economic Vitality Executive Director Kathleen Bracke, Go Boulder Manager Meredith Schleske, Board Secretary Type of Meeting: Advisory/ Regular Agenda Item 1: Call to Order [6:01 p.m.] The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. Agenda Item 2: Approval of minutes from January 2016 16:01 p.m.] Move to approve 11 January, 2016 minutes Motion: Bilich Second: Selvans 4:0:0 Motion Passes Agenda Item 3: Public Participation [6:03 p.m.] 1. Lofton Henderson: Regarding NPP, looked at council packet, lived here 25 years, previously served on a joint collaborative group that set up the predecessor, RPP. Specifically wishes to comment on the presence of regular commuter parking in neighborhoods. Estimates that violators receive one $20 parking ticket per week. For high tech earners, parking tickets are not a deterrent. Breckenridge set up a progressive ticket schedule that took care of it. 2. Ned Andrews: Represents Sustainable Chautauqua organization, has lived in the area 31 years. Parking has become overwhelming. NPP does not address non -downtown issues including weekend parking. Suggests it be expanded greatly. Enforcement is also an issue and is contained in parking, fire, and land use codes. Suggests review for consistent enforcement. 3. Frada Kodeck: Leaves house very early, does not want to walk several blocks to car; arrives home very late, cannot find parking less than two blocks away. Questioned why Pearl Street businesses do not offer parking space or options. Agenda Item 4: Staff briefing and TAB discussion regarding Neighborhood Parking Program (NPP) and Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP) (Winter, Cowern) [6:13 p.m.] Molly Winter gave the presentation to the board. Executive Summary: Staff is presenting materials associated with the City's Neighborhood Parking Permit (NPP) Program and Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP) to City Council at their February 9, 2016 Study Session. The purpose of this agenda item is to brief the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) on these matters and obtain feedback from TAB on the study session questions to pass onto City Council at their study session. The materials being provided to City Council, including the specific NPP program and CAMP issues being discussed and associated questions being asked of the City Council, are included in the City Council Study Session draft memo provided in Attachment A: Neighborhood Parking Permit Program Executive Summary: The purpose of this study session is to: • Provide background, context and information on the Neighborhood Parking Permit program (NPP) FINAL TAB Minutes 08 February, 2016 Page 1 of 3 Present issues associated with the NPP raised by council members, residents and staff and seek feedback on next steps Provide status of 2016 related work plan items and seek feedback on staff's work plan: o Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP); feedback from Council on options o Parking pricing recommendations for residential and business permits as part of the Access Management and Parking Strategy (AMPS) A number of these issues are currently in the staff work program; namely increased enforcement, the CAMP process, and consideration of permit pricing increases, including visitor permits. Some issues such as reduction of zone hours could be integrated into staff's existing work plan. However, a major review, analysis and overhaul of the NPP such as changes to how zones are created, i.e. the spillover issues, and revision of the regulations to allow for new tailored zones would require a larger work effort and are not currently within the scope of the existing work plan. Several Community Vitality staff positions will be filled by the third quarter and could be assigned to the work effort with consultant assistance. Based on input from Council, staff could develop a revised work plan and return to Council for their recommendation. Requested Action from TAB: Preview the proposed presentation to City Council and provide feedback. Board discussion and comments included: • Questions about how many permits are allowed per dwelling; differences between metered (commercial) and NPP (residential) districts; separation of parking ticket income and cost of enforcement; option of developers incurring cost of enforcement; how unrestricted parking limits are determined. • Consider quantifying vacation rentals to avoid unnecessary policy discussion; consider including potential alternate solutions in presentation. Feedback on Questions for Council: 1. Current programs and approaches — transparency in cost of enforcement, permit management, worth time to evaluate mixed use programs, continue to grant zones even if policy adjustments are in process; sale of permits; general agreement that the level of demand doesn't yet warrant parking benefit districts. Generally reasonable permit management, ok to dis-incent visitor parking via charge. TAB would like to see revenue accounting to inform decisions. 2. Policy issues — review parking regulations; re-evaluate zoning requirements; consider city-wide parking management. Generally supportive of zone creation process. Chautauqua — TAB suggests that Council consider whether to tweak the NPP program for Chautauqua or develop a new approach including an evening and weekend policy. 3. No additional questions regarding the NPP intent and program. 4. CAMP — TAB prefers a good data baseline and supports a survey in 2016, pilot in 2017. There are no major construction projects in 2016-17 that would skew survey results or parking trends at Chautauqua. Priced parking at Chautauqua may increase transit demand. 5. NPP applications — TAB does not recommend that NPP permits be suspended even if the program is under review. Agenda Item 5: Matters 17:36 p.m.] A. Matters from the Board Board member Bilich brought up the below matter(s): • Snow Removal — there are piles at bus stops at the end of handicapped ramps and crosswalks and in bike lanes. There are several avenues to report to the City. • Bus stop shelters have not been replaced at Broadway & Table Mesa and Broadway & Baseline. • Andria was appointed to Development Fee Technical Working Group and reported that Council would like that group to investigate funding options for transportation operations and maintenance. B. Matters from the Staff/ Non -Agenda — Kathleen Bracke • Living Lab Phase I1 Update — Council approved recommendations to revert protected bike lanes on University Avenue to buffered bike lanes. Staff continues to monitor Folsom and post data on the website. The next update to council is a study session May 31 st, which will be discussed with TAB in advance. GO Boulder staff attended the Colorado Bike Summit. The opportunity to network and share information was very valuable. Have we learned anything about snow removal in bike lanes? Staff received no feedback from the FINAL TAB Minutes 08 February, 2016 Page 2 of 3 recent snow event that bike lanes weren't "working". Buffered lanes are not used for snow storage; rather, it is trucked away. • Transportation Funding Initiatives — Staff will provide updates. At the recent Council retreat, it was determined to explore head tax and a community -wide EcoPass. County poll data of potential support for community -wide ecopass was less than 50%, with slightly higher results in city limits. A head tax was somewhat supported. The primary message from voters was animosity towards RTD. RTD plans to review the EcopPass program. We are hoping for representation from our community on that task force, which may start forming in April or May 2016. • East Arapahoe Transportation Plan Update — Outreach continues along the corridor, a working group is being formed, and a State Highway 7 regional highway group has formed. Staff appreciates suggestions on potential participants. • HOP Refresh Update, part of the Transportation Master Plan update and renewed vision for transit — potential enhancements include Boulder Junction. The project will kick off later in February. • Regional Studies Update — In response to the Flatiron Flyer lack of stops on Broadway and FF route 4 overcrowding, RTD added buses and eliminated stops in Broomfield and Westminster. In April, they will consider adding a separate service to Westminster. We are providing community feedback to RTD staff and US 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition including requests for more midday and airport service. Staff uses heat maps in conjunction with local data for evaluation. • Council Retreat Update — Mike Sweeney reported that the focus was on public involvement and community planning as well as human services including living wage and homelessness. Regarding transportation, Council directed continuing work on the TMP and to pay attention to all modes of travel including pedestrians. In response to discussion of what to do regarding the neighborhood traffic mitigation program, TAB will be solicited for advice during the budget preparation process. Zane Selvans also attended the retreat and felt that it was transportation -light in view of huge focus on planning. • Public Works Director of Transportation and Utilities Update — There are 3 finalists who will be interviewed March 7th with a public reception following. Agenda Item 6: Adjournment [8:06 p.m.] There being no further business to come before the board at this time, by motion regularly adopted, the meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m. Motion: moved to adjourn: Bilich, seconded by: Selvans Motion passes 3:0 Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting: The next meeting will be a regular meeting on Monday, 14 March, 2016 in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the Municipal Building, at 6 p.m.; unless otherwise decided by staff and the Board. APPROVED BY: Board ai t r v ATTES >ED:" X _ Bo ¢d Secretary, r Date ` Date An audio recording of the full meeting for which these minutes are a summary is available on the Transportation Advisory Board web page. FINAL TAB Minutes 08 February, 2016 Page 3 of 3