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200 E. Santa Clara St.
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3850
Fax:     (408) 292-6092

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Parking Board
Board Duties

Our mission statement is to "create and maintain a downtown public parking system that provides available and accessible parking." 

The Downtown Parking Board: 
  • Is comprised of seven members, each serving a four year term. 
  • Serves as a public forum for the discussion of downtown parking issues. 
  • We review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the City's downtown parking programs, the health and financial stability of the parking fund, and the use of parking revenues. 
  • We also review and makes recommendations on downtown parking needs; including the expansion, addition or improvement of parking facilities, programs and parking operations. 

The City Council is the final decision making body of the City, and the board acts on all matters referred to it by the council.

  • Board members spend approximately five hours per quarter preparing for and attending meetings. 
  • Effective June 2019, the board meets on the first Wednesday of September, November, March and June, at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise posted on this webpage. 
  • If necessary, the board may also meet in December and/or June. 

Board meetings occur at:

200 E. Santa Clara St.
13th Floor, Room 1352
San José, CA 95113

Meeting Materials
Agendas   Minutes  Recordings
September 4, 2019   Recording 
May 1, 2019 Minutes  Recording 
February 6, 2019  Minutes  Recording 
October 3, 2018  Minutes  Recording 
August 1, 2018  Minutes  Recording 
May 2, 2018  Minutes  Recording 
February 7, 2018 Minutes  Recording 
October 4, 2017 Minutes  Recording 
August 2, 2017 Minutes  Recording 
May 3, 2017  Minutes  Recording 
February 1, 2017   Minutes  Recording 
October 5, 2016   Minutes  Recording 
August 24, 2016  Minutes  Recording 

Additional Information

Board Member Qualifications

The Downtown Parking Board has seven members and each member serves a four year term.

The board consists of representatives from the following:
  • A Downtown Business Association
  • An owner or representative of an owner of a private off-street parking facility located downtown
  • A representative from San José State University
  • A downtown resident
  • A member of an organization representing downtown arts and/or special events
  • Two at large individuals with expertise in business and/or finance. 

Members can:
  • Review annual capital and operating budgets
  • Award consultant and vendor contracts, 
  • Review marketing of downtown parking programs, 
  • Make recommendations on parking rates, supply and demand
  • Make recommendations on improvements of parking facilities and operations. 

The City Council is the final decision making body of the City, and the board acts on all matters referred to it by the council.

Political Reform Act of 1974
The Conflict of Interests Section of the Political Reform Act applies to the board; however, board members are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interest. 

Members are appointed to the board upon the mayor's recommendation to the City Council and the City Council's approval of such recommendation. 

Board members are expected to attend all Downtown Parking Board meetings. San José Municipal Code Section 2.08.060 specifies that a member, who has unexcused absences from any three consecutive regular meetings, or 20% of the meetings in a calendar year, is deemed to have resigned from the board.

For further information about the board, please call the board staff at (408) 535-3833.