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Public Invited to Outreach Meeting for Port of San Diego Parking Holidays

As part of efforts to improve access to the San Diego Bay waterfront for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, the public is invited to review and provide feedback on proposed changes to the Port of San Diego’s parking meter and pay station holidays ordinance. On holidays identified in the ordinance, Port meters and pay stations are free all day.

The public outreach meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101. The public is encouraged to attend to provide feedback on the following proposed changes:

  • Add President’s Day and Cesar Chavez Day, and remove Columbus Day to better align with the City of San Diego’s meter holidays and to reduce confusion in areas where Port pay stations and meters are near City of San Diego pay stations and meters. 
  • Enforce time limits at all meters and pays stations 365 days a year, including on holidays when meters and pay stations are free, to maximize public access to parking along the bayfront. 

The Board of Port Commissioners will consider the proposed changes at its meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The current nine holidays at Port meters and pay stations are: New Year’s Day (January 1), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (December 25). 

The proposed changes will increase the Port meter and pay station holidays to ten with the addition of President’s Day and Cesar Chavez Day (March 31) and the removal of Columbus Day, which the City of San Diego does not observe as a meter holiday.

Currently, the Port of San Diego has meters and pay stations at approximately 1,200 parking spaces at Shelter Island, Spanish Landing, the Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Experiences

Port of San Diego Experiences welcomes businesses, residents and visitors from across the globe to enjoy and prosper from our dynamic waterfront.

As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.