If you live in a neighborhood outside of the Downtown and are interested in petitioning to be considered for an RPP District, please download petition form here and send to the Transportation Division at Transportation@CityofPaloAlto.org.
RPP Background and Overview
For the Citywide RPP Ordinance, approved by Council on December 2, please click here. For the Downtown RPP Resolution, please click here. For the draft RPP Administrative Guidelines, please click here.
Jessica Sullivan, the City’s Transportation Planning Manager, describing the genesis of the RPP program; in addition, the video offers perspectives from a resident and a business leader who were also involved in the development of the program.
Phase One: 6 Months
The City will sell unlimited permits to Downtown employees; low-wage employees will be eligible for reduced-cost permits ($100 annually).
The City will collect data on the number of employees purchasing permits as well as the resulting parking occupancy within the neighborhoods.
Both residents and employees with valid permits can park anywhere within the proposed District boundary.
Residents will get permits for free.
All permits sold within Phase 1 would expire at the end of the 6 month period.
Phase Two: 12+ Months
The City may limit employee permit sales based on data collected in Phase 1
The City will sell up to 4 permits per residential address at $50 each; the first one will be free of charge.
Residents with valid permits would be allowed to park anywhere within the District, while permits for Downtown employees will be designed as to disperse employee parking throughout the District area.