PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising rules related to parking fees on the capitol campus.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.08.150 and 46.08.172.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature has expressed its intent (RCW 46.08.172) that the state reduce subsidization of parking on the capitol campus and that parking fees take into account comparable private market rates for parking. General administration (GA) proposes to raise employee parking fees on the capitol campus beginning in January 2008 to more closely align the actual cost of providing parking services to the amount paid by those who park on campus. GA also intends to put into WAC a structure for future adjustments in parking fees at the discretion of the director, with the proviso that parking fees shall not exceed market rates for private parking in the city of Olympia.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state patrol provides parking enforcement services to GA on the capitol campus, and will be invited to participate in the rule development process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Public meetings are scheduled for July 19, 2007, 3 p.m., General Administration auditorium and July 24, 2007, 6 p.m., General Administration auditorium.
Interested persons may comment on the proposed rate increase by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, Barton Potter, Rules Coordinator, Department of General Administration, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7208.
May 2, 2007
Linda Villegas Bremer