I have owned a house, and lived on Slate Canyon drive for almost 25 years. The parking problem arose when the condos and town homes East of Slate Canyon were built, with inadequate parking for those residents.
The 1st proposal is placing a burden on the residents of Slate Canyon drive. I shouldn't be required to have a permit to park my car, in front of my property, on a public street. I definitely should not be required to pay to have the privilege to park on a public street. Also during times when I have more than 2 or 3 (easily up to 5 or 6 in my case) family members, with cars, visiting me, where do they park overnight? In other words, how many permits will i have for family and friends? One more thing on proposal 1. If I have to pay for parking, on my street, what will YOU, Council Members, do to ensure I have a space, that I am now paying for, available to park every night? If the answer is, "we don't know," then that proposal is completely useless to Slate Canyon Residents. A BIG "NO" on proposal 1.
The 2nd proposal is ridiculous. I can think of so many times Where a 2 hour maximum parking limit would cause issues. Take, for example, when friends come to visit to have dinner, or watch a movie, basketball game, or a football game, or just to visit!!! Those events are going to be well over 2 hours. This proposal would make it so that my family and friends could not come for extended visits. It would eliminate the ability for family members who come to visit, to stay for more than 2 hours. City Council Members...how would you like this restriction with YOUR friends and family, in YOUR neighborhood?
Again, the real problem is with the condos and town homes to the East of Slate Canyon drive, and the over occupancy of rental units in the neighborhood. The city allowed those structures to be built with narrow roads and very few resident parking places. The city needs to do something about that mistake. Require those complex owners, not the people that live on Slate Canyon, to resolve parking issues that spill onto Slate Canyon Dr. How about tearing out some of the green spaces in those complexes and putting in more parking places.
Enforce the current rules that are in place for over occupancy on Slate Canyon, rentals and in the complexes East of Slate Canyon, and much of this parking problem on Slate Canyon will be eliminated.
Proposal 1 and proposal 2 do nothing but punish the law abiding home owners on Slate Canyon drive.
Proposal 3 is the only sane and sensible choice.
Please vote on proposal 3, and focus on enforcing the laws (especially over-occupancy) that already exist.