Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 25A-i. Daytime School Parking Zones.


§ 50–2541. School parking zones.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term:

(1) "ANC" means an Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

(2) "ANC Act" means part A of subchapter V of Chapter 3 of Title 1.

(3) "Department" means the District Department of Transportation.

(4) "School parking zone" means a defined area of public roadway near a public school or public charter school in which certain employees of the public school or public charter school, as designated by the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, who are not otherwise eligible to park on such roadway, may park.

(b) Pursuant to § 1-309.10(h)(1), an ANC may request that the Department establish a school parking zone near a public school or public charter school within the boundaries of the ANC by transmitting a resolution passed by the ANC to the Department.

(c) Notwithstanding § 1-309.10(h)(1), the Department, no later than 60 days after receipt of an ANC resolution transmitted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, shall:

(1) Deny the request by transmitting a written response to the ANC, explaining the reasons for denial; or

(2) Send a proposal to establish a school parking zone to the ANC that transmitted the resolution pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, any adjacent ANC within 1300 feet of the proposed zone, and the public school or public charter school that is near the proposed school parking zone, which shall describe:

(A) The boundaries of the proposed school parking zone;

(B) The methods by which the Department will implement and enforce restrictions on parking in the proposed school parking zone, such as issuing permits to employees of the public school or public charter school or installing parking meters that permit only employees of the public school or public charter school to pay for parking; and

(C) The hours and days that restrictions on parking in the proposed school parking zone will be enforced.

(d) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of this section, including provisions to address the following:

(1) Factors to be considered by the Department when reviewing a proposed school parking zone include:

(A) Preservation of pick-up and drop-off areas for students; and

(B) Determination of the size of a school parking zone; and

(2) Design of, display of, and eligibility requirements for any passes that may be used to implement a school parking zone.

(e) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict the Department's existing authority to regulate parking and the Department shall have the authority to establish school parking zones absent a request from an ANC.

(f) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to supersede the notice requirements of § 1-309.10.


(Feb. 22, 2019, D.C. Law 22-226, § 2, 66 DCR 194.)

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-226: § 7158 of D.C. Law 23-16 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 22-226. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-226 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-226: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-226 provided that the creation of this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 22-226 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-226, see § 7158 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-226, see § 7158 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).