Paid parking talks expand beyond just Lighthouse Park
MUKILTEO - Next month the City Council plans to discuss a broader parking fee scheme along the city’s waterfront.
The council wants to explore charging for parking on downtown streets on the water side of the railroad tracks.
The city is interested in starting to charge for parking next spring.
The council most likely will discuss the issue at its Monday, Sept. 17 meeting, but it could be on the agenda for its Tuesday, Sept. 4 meeting. (The council will meet on Tuesday because Monday is Labor Day.)
The council has been discussing charging for parking at Lighthouse Park and has broadened the discussion into possibly charging for parking beyond just the park.
The proposed parking fee at Lighthouse Park is $1.50 per hour.
The city hopes charging for parking at Lighthouse Park will free up space and encourage people to take public transportation to the park. The parking fees would apply during the months of March to September.
The park’s 337 parking stalls fill up fast. On summer weekends, more than 1,000 cars come to Lighthouse Park. The City Council meets at 11930 Cyrus Way.