Library parking into rental lot when not in use

Idea#28

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Campaign: Libraries

Turn the library's parking lots into pay lots at night and on Sundays' when they're closed.

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  1. Comment
    Community Member

    wouldnt this require staffing and salaries and insurance ? Dont be so sure this would be a money maker....

  2. Comment
    Community Member

    This seems like an additional idea to help generate money for the City. Charge less than the prevailing rates, a public reduced rate; I think would generate more interest.

  3. Comment
    Community Member

    You could contract out the service so that they were responsible. Make sure that it is cost effective and not spending more than is brought in.

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    Community Member

    Oversight of the parking garage at the Central library is contracted out and it is open when the library is closed.

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    Community Member

    The city probably self-insures the first million or so of its liability exposure so insurance isn't a really huge deal. Set up self-pay boxes, and one or two people can go around town and make the collections each day, or contracting out is a reasonable way to go too.

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    Community Member

    Could also make money selling the couple hundred city carpool parking spots under the freeway. If you charged the low end of market rate (10 - 12 a day)for the close to 100-200 empty spots, you'd make anywhere from $300,000 - 750,000 dollars a year.