Parking tickets start April 1
ROSEBURG – Drivers who visit downtown Roseburg and the Laurelwood area are getting a reprieve as parking tickets won’t start to be given out until Friday, April 1.
Drivers have one more month to adjust to a return to parking enforcement due to supply-chain issues affecting paper parking tickets. Work also continues by ACE Parking, the new parking services contractor, on their webpage at www.aceparking.com/roseburg, where drivers will be able to pay fines and start the process to contest a ticket online.
The online processing system should be completed by the time a supply of paper parking tickets using thermal paper can arrive, according to ACE Parking.
The City announced earlier this week that parking enforcement was expected to resume in March. A public education period began in December and kicked into high gear in February to educate drivers before parking tickets are given out.
The delay gives drivers more time to adjust to changes including free but time-limited parking on streets in the downtown core. While the same number of free, on-street customer parking spots remain, most spaces in the downtown core are now limited to two or three hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Metered parking will remain on outlying downtown streets. Free parking also is available at a parking lot at S.E. Cass Avenue and S.E. Rose Street, and on the first floor of the recently cleaned Downtown Parking Garage at S.E. Washington Avenue and S.E. Rose Street.
The changes were called for in the Downtown Parking Assessment and Plan developed by the City, a consultant and the Roseburg Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee in 2020 and 2021. To develop that plan, a public outreach campaign including public hearings and a survey gathered input and priorities from residents and other stakeholders. The survey was filled out by more than 300 residents, including 55 downtown business owners or workers, said Roseburg Community Development Department Director Stuart Cowie.
For more information, contact ACE Program Administrator Michelle Anderson at 541-900-1102 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Enforcement Manager James English at (O) 541-900-1106 or (C) 541-315-0366 or email@example.com.
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