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#DamienTalksSGV 12 – Blair Miller and the Case for Reduced Parking Requirements in Pasadena

9:17 AM PDT on July 15, 2016

Welcome back to #DamienTalksSGV. This week, #DamienTalks with Blair Miller, an organizer with the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. Pasadena was scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would have reduced, and in some cases eliminated, "parking requirements for new development near transit" on Monday, July 18. However, late opposition arrived, and the hearing was postponed until early September.

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Miller explains how the proposal came out of the community plan update, how it has evolved, what its goals are, and why opposition sprung up at the 11th hour. Miller and the Complete Streets Coalition believe the region is moving away from car-dominated travel towards a more balanced system and want to be certain Pasadena has the planning in place to support this change.

In 2015, Jerry Brown signed legislation that reduced parking requirements near transit hubs for lower income and market rate housing. Since then, communities around California have been expanding on that legislation to loosen parking requirements for other types of development.

#DamienTalks is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of Downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit foothilltransit.org. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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