Parking Meter Changes (Props 448 & 10)

Tonight, the Council voted to pass Proposal 448, which standardized the parking meter times to Monday-Saturday 7am-11pm throughout Marion County. Rates will continue at the same rates (which vary according to location).

The companion Proposal 10, introduced at the Jan 7 Council meeting, will deal specifically with appropriating the additional revenue generated by the additional hours. A significant portion of these funds will be directed to street sweeping in the neighborhoods (every other month, each snow plow route will be swept). Additionally, since Broad Ripple is the only metered neighborhood outside of the Mile Square, Broad Ripple will have street sweeping services at the same frequency as downtown… 4 nights each week. 

These are big wins, but the detail of the entire appropriation will be revealed soon, and at that point I can make a fully-informed decision. 

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/Council/Proposals/Documents/2019/PROP19-010.pdf

I’ll learn more in committee presentations in the next few weeks, but here is what we have so far.

SECTION 2. The Department of Public Works, requests additional appropriations in the amount of twenty million nine hundred thirty-three thousand three hundred fifty-nine dollars ($20,933,359) within the Transportation General Fund to finance the purchase of capital equipment, the design, construction, and inspection of capital projects for the Engineering Division, the Neighborhood Street Light Initiative, and the 2019 Community Crossing Grant project

SECTION 3. The Department of Public Works, requests additional appropriations in the amount of one million four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,000) and transfer of appropriations in the amount of six hundred sixty thousand dollars ($660,000) within the Stormwater Management Subund of the Stormwater General Fund to finance a new street sweeping unit: Proposal No. 10, 2019 

SECTION 4. The Department of Public Works, requests additional appropriations in the amount of one million nine hundred twenty thousand dollars ($1,920,000) within the Solid Waste Collection General Fund to finance the purchase of capital equipment

SECTION 5. The Department of Public Works, requests transfer of appropriations in the amount five hundred forty-seven thousand dollars ($547,000) within the City Cumulative – Parks and Recreation Subfund of the City Cumulative Capital Fund to finance Parks capital projects. 

SECTION 6. In support of the additional appropriation provided in Section 2, funds totaling seventeen million dollars ($17,000,000) are to be transferred from the City Rainy Day Subfund to the Transportation General Fund.

SECTION 7. In support of the additional appropriation provided in Section 2, revenues totaling nine hundred thirty-three thousand three hundred fifty-nine dollars ($933,359) are to be collected from the State of Indiana as part of the Community Crossing Grant program and deposited in the Transportation General Fund.

SECTION 8. In support of the additional appropriation provided in Section 3, revenues totaling seven hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($725,000) are to be collected per a partnership agreement and deposited in the Stormwater General Fund.

SECTION 9. In support of the additional appropriation provided in Section 3, revenues totaling five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) are to be collected per increased anticipated revenues and deposited in the Parking Meter Fund.

SECTION 10. The Department of Public Works, requests transfer of funds in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) from the Parking Meter Fund to the Stormwater General Fund to finance expenses associated with a new street sweeping unit:

SECTION 11. The Department of Public Works, requests transfer of funds in the amount of three million three hundred thousand dollars ($3,300,000) from the Stormwater General Fund to the City Community Justice Campus Subfund of the Consolidated County General Fund to finance expenses associated with the Twin Aire Drainage Project.