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File #: 170534    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/18/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/25/2017
Title: Calling upon the Philadelphia Streets Department to post the fine for violation of the electric vehicle parking space restrictions on-site, and calling upon the Philadelphia Parking Authority to establish a dedicated call-line to report violations of electric vehicle parking space restrictions and to vigorously enforce such electric vehicle parking space restrictions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 17053400.pdf, 2. Signature17053400.pdf
Title
Calling upon the Philadelphia Streets Department to post the fine for violation of the electric vehicle parking space restrictions on-site, and calling upon the Philadelphia Parking Authority to establish a dedicated call-line to report violations of electric vehicle parking space restrictions and to vigorously enforce such electric vehicle parking space restrictions.

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WHEREAS, Philadelphia City Council has enacted a one-year moratorium on the designation of new electric vehicle parking spaces pending the development of a best practices policy to encourage the use of electric vehicles in Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Sixty-Eight electric vehicle spaces have already been designated in the City of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Electric vehicle parking spaces are exclusively restricted to electric vehicles from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M., and non-electric vehicles are authorized to park in electric vehicle parking spaces for no more than two hours between 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.; and

WHEREAS, Current beneficiaries of such electric vehicle parking spaces complain that non-electric vehicles park in those spaces in violation of those restrictions, and that enforcement is inadequate; and

WHEREAS, The fine for violating the "Parking for Electric Vehicles Only" restriction is $300; and

WHEREAS, Posting that substantial fine on-site would deter non-electric vehicle parking in violation of electric vehicle parking space restrictions; and

WHEREAS, A dedicated call-line would assist in enforcing the prohibition of non-electric vehicle parking in violation of electric vehicle parking space restrictions; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby call upon the Philadelphia Streets Department to post the fine for violating electric vehicle parking space restrictions on-site and upon the Philadelphia Parking Authority to establish a dedicated call-line to assist in enforcing electric vehicle parking restri...

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