Downtown Parking Sustainability Plan

Downtown parking: rates, space, and sustainability of the parking ecosystem is a major topic of discussion with business owners, employee groups, residents who visit our Riverside Downtown.

We are committed to assisting in a focus conversation with all interested parties in this discussion

Information pertinent to this issue will be posted here to contribute to a fact based discussion

Please contact us for corrections, additional information, we can add here for this discussion

Parking recommendations due back to Council in November 2022 - possible extension to February 2023

(3 - 7 months)


City Downtown Parking Website

City Council Tuesday 7.19.22

Item#28 Parking Program Amendments

7.19.22 eComments

Item#28 VIDEO

City Council Tuesday 2.15.22

Item#39 Parking Ecosystem Sustainability Plan update

Staff report item on garage security....

4. Garage Safety:

In response to input from the Riverside Downtown Partnership, the Public Works Department would pilot a safety program to fund two police officers for parking garage patrol on weekends for a year.

The program would allocate $116,000 to the Police Department to improve safety, minimize incidents, and encourage increased patronage to Downtown businesses and restaurants.

City Council Tuesday 11.03.20

Item#17 RDP Agreement for DT Parking Garage Security


Transportation Board 10.16.21

Item#03 Parking Management Services for DT Parking

Land Use, Sustainability, and Resilience Committee 9.13.21

Item#04 - Public Parking Program Update

Finance Committe Report 3.15.22


(Public Parking Fund in deficit)

Economic Development, Placemaking, Branding/ Marketing Committee

2.17.22 Item#02 - Sale of Parking garages 1 & 2

(potential loss of 250 parking spaces)





Mobility & Infrastructure Council Committee

Chair: Chuck Conder Vice Chair: Steve Hemenway Member: Jim Perry

Meeting Agendas


Land Use, Sustainability, & Resilience Committee

Chair: Gaby Plascencia Vice Chair: Ronald Fierro Member: Erin Edwards

Meeting Agendas


Public Works Department (parking services)

Gilbert Hernandez - Director


phone: 951.826.5575

Nathan Mustafa - Deputy Director


phone: 951.826.2251


Community Stakeholders

Riverside Downtown Partnership

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

Riversiders for Safer Downtown Parking (FB group)

SEIU 721



PE Article 7.20.22 City Council rescinds parking rates

PE Article 7.08.22 City Council member calls DT parking fees-hours a mistake

PE Article 4.24.22 DT Parking fee increases have some upset, others supportive

PE Article 5.26.21 City to sell two DT Parking garage

PE Article 6.22.16 Is DT parking a problem


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