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October 22, 2020



Park away!

The Burlingame City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday, Feb. 16, that long-term parking should be allowed throughout the new garage under construction behind Howard Avenue, between Highland and Lorton avenues.

The decision solves a lingering question over whether officials should allow stays as long as 10 hours throughout the entire garage, or reserve the upper levels for long-term parking while allowing short-term stays in the lower levels.

Short-term stays will be allowed in the lot, but the meters can run for as long as 10 hours. The hybrid option would have capped the allowable stay on the lower two levels at two hours, while permitting longer stays on the top three floors.

For his part, Vice Mayor Ricardo Ortiz supported the split approach as a means of granting patrons of downtown businesses a greater opportunity to stay for only short stints.

To address that interest, officials agreed to look into converting long-term spaces on surrounding streets and surface lots into short-term spaces.


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