Millbrae Council to discuss parking taxBy Christine Morente
Travelers who park at parking facilities may pay a bit more in the future.
The City Council is expected on Tuesday to discuss a parking tax measure for the November ballot to bring to boost city revenue.
The proposed tax would hike daily parking fees by 10 percent, said Assistant City Manager Jeff Killian.
The Clarion Hotel at 401 E. Millbrae Ave., offers a park-and-ride service for travelers going to San Francisco International Airport for $8 a day. If the tax passes, people would pay $8.80.
It would also bring in about $50,000 a year to the city's general fund, Killian said.
"It's very conceptual at this point," he said. "It's not an overwhelming amount, but it would be something that would certainly be very helpful."
San Bruno, South San Francisco and Burlingame have parking taxes. The tax would be collected by the owner of the parking lot and remit it back to the city on a quarterly basis.
Killian said he believes that the parking tax would be something residents would support. He will recommend that councilmembers make their decision by July 12. The deadline to put measures on the ballot is August 12.
In other business, the council will also look at other potential revenue measures that will be presented to the community during Millbrae NOW meetings in September.
As part of the city's five-year Strategic Plan, suggestions include: street lighting and landscaping assessment, a property transfer tax, local sales tax, utility users tax, and a parcel tax.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at city Hall, 621 Magnolia Ave.
Copyright ©2005 San Mateo County Times. Published 06/11/2005.