As discussed in the Transportation Master Plan, and further confirmed through previous public consultation, the public and downtown business owners have identified lack of parking as a significant issue. In a report to council on November 5, 2018, staff recommended Council to undertake a review and design to reconfigure downtown parking from parallel to angled to create more on-street parking spaces. Ultimately this concept was not approved and different solutions to create additional parking spots were required.
At the April 15, 2019 meeting, Sarnia City Council directed City Staff to solicit public and business owner input on the restructuring of downtown parking fees.
A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at City Hall in the Main Lobby at 255 Christina Street North from 6:30pm – 8pm. It is a drop-in style meeting where you can come at any time to view the results of the consultation, get answers to your questions, and provide input.
City staff have developed a short survey to help identify issues with the current downtown parking system.
The City welcomes your feedback on this proposed downtown parking fee restructuring. Survey responses related to the project should be submitted by Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This deadline is so that the feedback can be presented at the public meeting. Feedback can be submitted up to Friday, June 21, 2019 for inclusion in the final report to Council. Additional comments can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to the Engineering Department, 3rd Floor, Sarnia City Hall, 255 North Christina Street, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7N2.
A report will be prepared for the Monday, July 8, 2019 Sarnia City Council meeting with a summary of the feedback received.