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Community Invited to Attend July 19th Meeting to Discuss Downtown Parking

With the City’s new the 395 space, LEED certified, four-story downtown parking garage scheduled to be completed in summer 2012, the City is reviewing how well parking functions throughout the downtown and intends to create a parking management strategy.

As part of this review, the City has met with the San Leandro Downtown Association and downtown business employees to discuss ways to improve parking in the area.

The City is asking for community feedback regarding effective employee parking strategies, the implementation of license plate reader enforcement technology, the creation of parking zones, and the effectiveness of parking meters versus strictly enforced timed free parking.

“The success of our downtown is critical to the vitality of San Leandro,” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “The City needed to replace the old parking garage because it wasn’t seismically reinforced. This new garage, combined with new on-street parking, will be adding 115 more parking spaces for customers and employees.

This is just one of a number of exciting new projects being planned for the downtown. Input from the community for our parking management strategy will help us address the needs and wants of downtown customers and employees alike.”

A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sister Cities Gallery at San Leandro City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, to gather additional feedback from area residents and customers of downtown businesses.

Please join San Leandro City staff to discuss ways in which to make downtown parking more efficient for customers, employees and residents of downtown.

For more information on this project, please contact the City’s Senior Transportation Engineer, Reh-Lin Chin at 577-3438 or

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