On September 24th the City of Ventura Administrative Hearing Officer approved a project to install parking meters at the Surfer’s Point Seaside Parking Lot. Surfrider understands the need for paid parking at that location but we were disappointed that certain conditions were not included. Surfrider has appealed the decision to the City of Ventura Planning Commission with the following recommendations:

  1. All parking revenue from that location should be put into a dedicated beach maintenance fund for street cleaning, bathrooms, promenade maintenance, erosion planning, etc.
  2. An annual parking pass should be available for purchase for City of Ventura residents with a similar 4 hour daily maximum. During the 9/24 public meeting there were mentions of similar daily parking fees for the Fairgrounds lot and State Parks lot but there was no mention of the annual passes offered at those locations by City staff.
  3. Consideration should be given to starting the requirement of paid parking at 8am or 9am daily, at least on weekdays, to give residents the opportunity for free parking for an early morning surf session or beach walk.
  4. Assurance that 4 hours of parking could be split between two times a day. For example, someone could park for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. (City staff confirmed this is currently allowable)

Surfrider looks forward to discussing the project with the Planning Division and we encourage public participation. We will announce when the Planning Division hearing is scheduled on social media and do our best to update this blog post.займ на карту киви мгновенно круглосуточно без отказа