Oregon Statutes - Chapter 276 - Public Facilities - Section 276.591 - Parking policy.

It shall be the state policy in regard to state controlled grounds and facilities used for parking:

(1) That each state agency that owns or controls through direct lease, lease purchase or installment purchase agreement grounds or facilities used for parking shall regulate their use and impose on users, whether or not state employees, equitable charges consistent with the state policy for such parking.

(2) That use of alternative modes of transportation be encouraged.

(3) That traffic congestion and energy waste be minimized.

(4) That charges for use of grounds and facilities used for parking be established in a manner which recognizes the agency’s cost to provide such facilities, local market conditions for commercial or other paid parking and community standards; and does not cause community hardship or eliminate the demand for state provided parking. However, the charges imposed shall not produce revenues in excess of amounts required to operate, maintain and improve the grounds and facilities, to cover required depreciation and debt service expenditures, to offset any revenues lost through the provision of car or van pool incentive rates under ORS 276.601, and to provide reasonable funds for alternative modes of transportation and capital development. Pricing policy should also discourage the use of single occupant vehicles and recognize the desirability and degree of quality of the parking. [1981 c.591 §1; 1989 c.990 §1]

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