Parking permits could soon be needed in certain residential areas in Ripon.
The first step towards a Permit Parking Ordinance Program will take place at tonight’s Ripon City Council meeting.
During the 6 p.m. open session, Police Chief Ed Ormonde is scheduled to request implementation of the ordinance “that would restrict parking in residential neighborhoods that apply for and receive an application for” such a program, he said in his Council report.
If approved, the Residential Parking Permit Parking Program would apply to residents and guests of that neighborhood.
According to Ormonde, an ordinance would include:
uAn application to the program.
uA parking study of the designated area.
uA voting component involving the residences of the designated area.
uIssuance of parking permits.
The Ripon Municipal Code currently has a section in “Stopping, Standing, or Parking” that prohibits parking permits.
For that, Ormonde is hopeful that those involved – included are elected officials – look at all facets of the process in order to designate or annex a residential street into the program.
The Ripon City Council will discuss this matter along with the affordable housing and water conservation at the monthly session in the Council Chamber, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
Jake Park, who is on tap to be appointed the next mayor, will talk about the various Council Committee and Task Force Appointments.
For more information, call Ripon City hall at 209.559.2108 or log on to www.cityofripon.org.