Boise considers ordinance to allow Downtown valet parking
THE AGENCY City of Boise
THE ISSUE Allow valet parking in Downtown Boise. The Downtown Boise Association wants it. Karen Sander, executive director, says many businesses, especially restaurants and bars, have expressed interest in having the service for customers. The proposed ordinance was scheduled for a second reading July 24 at the Boise City Council and may be considered for final passage soon. If approved by the city, the ordinance could take effect by next month, city officials say.
WHATS PROPOSED Valet operators would be required to:
- Get a city permit, post a valet parking authorized sign for the location, and provide a telephone number that must be answered during the hours of operation.
- Provide a plan specifying where cars will be parked and what routes the cars will take to and from their parking areas. The operator could not use on-street parking for vehicles.
- Give a sworn statement that valet parking employees will undergo background checks.
- Maintain liability insurance of at least $1 million in public liability per incident.
HOW YOU CAN BE HEARD Direct comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mayor Dave Bieters office at 384-4422.