Code of the District of Columbia

§ 50–2531. Performance Parking Zones.

(a) The Mayor may establish Performance Parking Zones for the purpose of managing curbside parking and reducing congestion citywide.

(b) The Mayor shall establish zone-specific parking management targets, and implement regulations, to achieve the following goals:

(1) Protect resident parking in residential zones;

(2) Facilitate regular parking turnover in busy commercial areas;

(3) Promote the use of non-auto transportation; and

(4) Decrease vehicular congestion within each zone.

(c) The Mayor may designate residential permit parking zones on currently undesignated residential blocks.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, the Mayor may employ the following to achieve the goals and targets established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section:

(1) Set or adjust curbside parking fees;

(2) Set or adjust the days and hours during which curbside parking fees apply;

(3) Adjust parking fines, as needed, to dissuade illegal parking;

(4) Exempt vehicles displaying valid, in-zone residential permit parking stickers from meter payment, as needed; and

(5) Set temporary heightened curbside parking fees in anticipation of special events in or around a performance parking zone that may significantly increase demand for parking, including sporting events, festivals, parades, and concerts; provided, that the heightened fees shall begin no sooner than 12:00 a.m. the day the special event begins and end no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day the special event concludes; provided further, that the Mayor shall provide 7-days'notice of the temporary heightened curbside parking fees and their exact duration, which may be withdrawn if circumstances change, to the affected Ward Councilmember, the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission, and to the public via posts online and signage in the performance parking zone.

(e) When changing curbside parking fees, other than temporary heightened curbside parking fees as described in subsection (d)(5) of this section, the Mayor shall:

(1) Monitor curbside parking availability rates on commercial streets to establish a need for any fee increase;

(2) Except for fees in loading zones, not increase any fee more than 2 times per month, unless the Mayor elects to change the fees in real time based on demand;

(2A) Except for fees in loading zones, not increase fees by more than $5 in a 3-month period; and

(3) Except for fees in loading zones and temporary heightened curbside parking fees as described in subsection (d)(5) of this section, provide notice to the affected Ward Councilmember and Advisory Neighborhood Commission (“ANC”) of any changes in curbside parking fees at least 10 days before implementation.

(f) Curbside signage, meter decals, electronic displays, and information on applications the District government or uses to enable electronic payment for parking shall provide sufficient notice of changes to restrictions.

(g) The Mayor shall designate a project manager who will serve as the main point of contact for the public on matters related to each performance parking zone.

(h) The Mayor shall publish a public website that includes the following: performance parking zone boundaries, rules or regulations, information about how to use new parking fee technologies, data on curbside usage broken down by location and time of day for each performance parking zone, if technically feasible, and contact information for the project management team.

(i) Repealed.