CITY ENTERS INTO MONTH-TO-MONTH CONTRACT WITH INTERSTATE PARKING COLORADO TO MANAGE PARKING WHILE TASK FORCE MEETSTO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS: FREE PARKING NOW IN EFFECT FOR CITY-OWNED LOTS

CITY ENTERS INTO MONTH-TO-MONTH CONTRACT WITH INTERSTATE PARKING COLORADO TO MANAGE PARKING WHILE TASK FORCE MEETSTO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS:
FREE PARKING NOW IN EFFECT FOR CITY-OWNED LOTS


Contact: Jonathan Cain, (303)567-4421 x115, jcain@idahospringsco.com

Idaho Springs, Colorado – October 2, 2019: As the Managed Parking Trial Program in Idaho Springs has come to an end, Idaho Springs City Council has decided to appoint a Parking Task Force to evaluate findings from the program and to make recommendations regarding the future of parking management in the City. 
City Council will be considering Task Force appointments at its work session on October 7 at 6:00 p.m.   Formal appointments will be made at the regular meeting on October 14 at 7:00 p.m.  It is anticipated that the Task Force will meet weekly with the goal of making recommendations to the City Council regarding future parking management at the Council work session on November 18.
During this time, the City has engaged with Interstate Parking Colorado on a month- to-month contract to continue managing parking in the downtown commercial district and surrounding residential areas.  Interstate will continue to be available to enforce Residential Parking in the permitted area and to enforce paid parking on Miner Street and its cross avenues between 13th and 17th, from Center Alley to I-70. However, parking in the City-owned Lots (Idaho & 13th, the Lots to the South of Miner Street between 14th and 17th, and the Resource Center Lot) will be free for all users.