Beverly Hills Three Hours of Free Parking for Residents, Measure 3P (March 2011)

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A Three Hours of Free Parking for Residents of Beverly Hills, Measure 3P was on the March 8, 2011 ballot for voters in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, where it was defeated.[1][2]

The "Three Hours of Free Parking" measure was referred to the ballot by the Beverly Hills City Council as one of several aspects of their battle against the Two Hours of Free Parking Initiative.[1]

If it had been approved, the "Three Hours of Free Parking" measure would have guaranteed Beverly Hills residents three hours of free parking during daytime hours at 12 of the 13 non-metered parking lots owned by the city. The free parking would end during the evening, but current evening parking rates would have been cut by 50%.[1]

If Measure 3P had passed, estimates were that it would have cost the city $400,000 in lost revenue annually. This, however, was estimated to be $900,000 less a year than the $1.3 million that the Two Hours of Free Parking Initiative was expected to cost the city. The city council would have rather accepted a $400,000 annual loss than take the risk of incurring a $1.3 million annual loss in parking fees.[1]

Election results

Measure 3P
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 3,855 71.4%
Yes 1,542 28.6%

Election results from the Los Angeles County elections office

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall an ordinance be adopted to provide Beverly Hills residents with free parking for three hours daily and a discount of 50% from evening flat rates at particular City-owned parking facilities?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Los Angeles Business Journal, "Parking Measures Have a Lot at Stake", December 13, 2010
  2. Los Angeles Business Journal, "Parking Measure May Return to Ballot", January 7, 2011
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.