(Friedman D) Parking requirements: shared parking.

Current Text: Amended: 4/11/2023 

10/11/2023-Approved by the Governor. Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 749, Statutes of 2023.
4/12/2023-Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

Summary: The Planning and Zoning Law requires each county and city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for its physical development, and the development of certain lands outside its boundaries, that includes, among other mandatory elements, a housing element. Existing law also authorizes the legislative body of a city or a county to adopt ordinances establishing requirements for parking.
This bill would require a public agency, as defined, to allow entities with underutilized parking to share their underutilized parking with the public, public agencies, or other entities. The bill would require a public agency to allow shared parking arrangements to be counted toward meeting automobile parking requirements for a new or existing development or use, including, but not limited to, shared parking in underutilized spaces and in parking lots and garages that will be constructed as part of the development or developments when specified conditions regarding the distance between the entities that will share the parking are met. The bill would require the entities that are sharing parking to enter into a shared parking agreement, as specified. The bill would require a public agency to accept a parking analysis using peer-reviewed methodologies developed by a professional planning association, as specified, when determining the number of parking spaces that can be reasonably shared between different uses. The bill would require a public agency, private landowner, or lessor to examine the feasibility of shared parking arrangements to replace new parking construction or limit the number of new parking spaces that will be constructed when state funds are being used on a proposed new development or before a parking structure or surface parking lot is developed using public funds.

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