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Increased Parking Fees, Fines to Help Balance Alameda Budget

Alameda Parking Kiosk

The City of Alameda is set to increase parking rates and parking citations to help balance the budget.(File photo.)

Increases in parking rates, and parking citations are part of the City of Alameda’s plan to balance its budget. Parking rates will double on Webster Street, and increase 33% on Park Street.

The full details on the increases will come back before City Council in May. These preliminary numbers come from a city council budget session presentation made public this week, and to be presented to council on April 18th. That entire presentation is included below.

City officials are trying to resolve a string of annual budget deficits running out to the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year.

Absent changes, the city is facing deficits of $2.7 million and $4.4 million for the next two fiscal years. The fiscal year begins July 1st.

Under City Manager John Russo, Alameda instituted a two-year budgeting cycle, hence a proposal that tackles the deficits through June 30th, 2015.

City of Alameda April 18, 2013 Budget Study Session Presentation

1 comment to Increased Parking Fees, Fines to Help Balance Alameda Budget

  • Dennis

    Why is it that the West End ( Webster Street) always gets the shaft from the city? Double the parking fines for Webster Street VS. 33% for Park Street? Here’s a novel idea, how about sticking it to the East End for a change? It’s time for the West End to get a brake!

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