The votes are in. They will be charging for parking on the seawall.
Seawall paid parking will be implemented in accordance with a neighborhood parking and security plan and adhere to state law provisions governing the expenditure of beach user fees. Paid parking will expire seven years from the date the fees are first collected unless otherwise renewed or amended by a majority of qualified voters.
Proposed Seawall Paid Parking Plan Elements:
Parking Fee: $1.00 per hour up to $8.00 per day or $25.00 annual parking pass
Times & Dates: Year-round; 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Seven days a week
Method of Collection: Pay stations
Income Usage: Up to 10% for administration. 15% reserve to replace capital improvements. 75% Seawall enhancements either through debt service or M & O
This will be troublesome for businesses and their customers along the seawall. Those who provide free parking will be fighting squatters who don’t want to pay.