Early this year, I wrote about the distinct possibility that parking meters might be coming to Wailuku Town in the near future (click here for that story). It’s something planning consultants have been talking about for some years now.
“[B]ecause there is currently a high level of dedicated parking enforcement, we believe the meter collection rates will be high in Wailuku Town if meters are installed,” consultant Andrew Miller wrote in his 2013 report Wailuku Town Parking Study And Parking Management Plan Analysis. “Also, if meters or some other form of paid parking technology is deployed on-street and in the County public lots, the current enforcement operation will be more efficient resulting in a higher level of compliance and maximized parking revenues.”
Well, looks like that future is getting closer. On Friday, Aug. 28. the Maui Redevelopment Agency (MRA) will take up a number of issues, all of which are parking-related. The agenda shows that the big new item involves the potential “use of Capital Improvement funds for the construction of additional parking at the Wailuku Municipal Parking lot” but “old business” includes items like the “Parking Pricing RFP” and discussion on “Revisions to Parking ordinance” that will likely involve parking meters.
The meeting takes place at 1pm at the Planning Department Conference Room, which is located on the first floor of the Kalana Pakui Building (250 S. High St.) in Wailuku.
Click here for the MRA agenda.