Beverly Hills Three Hours of Free Parking for Residents, Measure 3P (March 2011)
Administration of Government
|Not on ballot|
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%.
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.
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?|
- Los Angeles Business Journal, "Parking Measures Have a Lot at Stake," December 13, 2010
- Los Angeles Business Journal, "Parking Measure May Return to Ballot," January 7, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.