Chapter 12.16 - County Parking Lot Policies

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12.16.010 Purpose and policies.

A. To simplify and clarify the procedures, rules, and regulations governing Pueblo County owned and leased parking lots;
B. To establish a system for the continual improvement of parking policies, practices and procedures;
C. To provide the most efficient use of available parking space by county officials, employees, invitees and general public. (Res. 95-314 § 1.101)
 

12.16.020 Parking lot locations and space assignment.

A. Courthouse and 11th Street Parking Lot.
1. Location. This parking lot shall include all available spaces on 11th Street between Main Street and Court Street and also shall include the parking lot between Main Street and Court Street and 11th Street and 12th Street.
2. Space Assignments.
Reserved, elected officials: 4
General Public and county employees: 225
Handicap: 9
Reserved, maintenance department vehicle: 1
3. Who is permitted to park: county employees, Social Service employees, elected officials and general public doing business in any county-owned facility.
4. Areas of this lot are designated a Pueblo County employee and elected officials parking area. A county-issued parking permit is required to park in all designated reserved areas.
B. East of Judicial Building and North of County Jail, Parking Lot.
1. Location: as stated above.
2. Space Assignments. This parking area has a total of thirty (30) spaces all of which are reserved. The following is a breakdown of space assignment:
Handicap: 4
Maintenance: 1
State Judicial Building employees: 14
Sheriff Department vehicles: 11
3. Who is permitted to park: as stated in subsection (B)(2) above. The chief judge of the 10th Judicial District shall assign judicial section lots to those state judicial building employees as he or she deems appropriate. The Sheriff shall assign those lots reserved for sheriff’s department vehicles.
4. A Pueblo County parking permit is not required to park in this area, except as provided below.
5. A parking permit is required to park in the State Judicial Building employee section during the hours of four-thirty p.m. to seven a.m.
C. South of Judicial Building and West of County Jail, Parking Lot.
1. Location. This lot shall include all available spaces between vacated 9th Street to Judicial Building and between Grand Street and Pueblo County Jail.
2. Space Assignment. This parking area has a total of fifty-two (52) spaces all of which are reserved. The following is a breakdown of space assignments:
Sheriff Department vehicles (twenty-four (24) hours): 24
State Judicial Building employees (seven a.m. to four-thirty p.m.): 28
General county employees with permit (four-thirty p.m. to seven a.m. in judicial section only)
3. Who is permitted to park: as stated in subsection (C)(2) above. The chief judge of the 10th Judicial District shall assign judicial section lots to those state judicial building employees as he deems appropriate. The Sheriff shall assign those lots reserved for sheriff’s department vehicles.
4. The judicial portion of lot between the hours of four-thirty p.m. and four-thirty a.m. is open to State Judicial Building Employees and to all persons displaying a valid county permit.
D. 9th Street Parking Lot (Includes All Spaces Located on Vacated 9th Street).
1. Location. This parking lot shall include all available spaces between Grand Street and Court Street and between vacated 9th Street, then south to stucco wall.
2. Space Assignments. This parking area has a total of one hundred forty (140) parking spaces. The following is a breakdown of space assignments:
General county employee parking: 125
Handicap: 2
Housing and Human Services Department reserved parking: 13
3. Who is permitted to park: as stated in subsection (D)(2) above.
4. A Pueblo County parking permit is required to park in this lot.
5. Housing and Human Service Department employees are to remove the department vehicle from the reserved space and park their personal vehicle in that reserved space and return the department vehicle to the reserved space at the end of the work day.
E. 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot (leased by Pueblo County).
1. Location: southwest corner of 10th Street and Grand Street.
2. Space Assignments. This parking area has a total of sixty (60) parking spaces. The following is a breakdown of space assignments:
General: 58
Handicap: 2
3. Who is permitted to park: all non-county employees doing business in the Pueblo County Judicial Building and Justice Plaza. This shall also be the designated juror parking area.

4. A Pueblo County parking permit is not required to park in this lot and is on a first-come first-served basis. (Res. 97-215 § 1; Res. 95-314 § 2)

 

12.16.030 Parking lot authority.

The Board of County Commissioners has assigned the Director of Purchasing or his or her designee to be the central authority governing all aspects of parking lot issues. All requests, concerns or comments concerning all parking shall be directed in writing to the Director of Purchasing for consideration with the final outcome being determined by the Board of County Commissioners. (Res. 95-314 § 3)
 

12.16.040 Signage.

The Director of Purchasing shall, in conjunction with the appropriate County Department, prepare, erect, revise and monitor all signage required to properly sign all parking lots. The Director of Purchasing may seek assistance from personnel of county departments in the development of signage placement, wordage, etc. The Director of Purchasing shall be responsible for preparing a final recommendation with the final decision being made by the Board of County Commissioners. (Res. 95-314 § 4)
 

12.16.050 Parking permits.

A. Persons Eligible for Permits. Pueblo County shall make parking permits available to all department directors, elected officials, regular full time, regular part time, seasonal, salary extra employees, contract labor (non-county employees) and dispatchers employed by the city of Pueblo on a "space available basis." Director of Purchasing may issue a temporary parking permit with an expiration date indicated on permit for employees that are hired on a temporary basis. Persons shall make request for parking permit by contacting the Purchasing Department and filling out a permit application form (one per employee).
B. Termination of Employment.
1. In the event a permit holder’s employment at the Sheriff’s Department to include dispatchers employed by the city of Pueblo or the District Attorney’s office is terminated, it shall be the responsibility of those departments to collect the permit from that employee and return it to the Purchasing Department.
2. In the event a permit holder’s employment at all county departments, other than the Sheriff’s Department or the District Attorneys Office is terminated, it shall be the responsibility of the Department of Human Resources to collect the permit from that employee and return it to the Purchasing Department. (Res. 97-215 § 2; Res. 95-314 § 5)
 

12.16.060 Restricted parking areas.

The director of purchasing shall make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners with final decision being made by the Board, all areas to be designated no parking. Once these areas have been determined as no parking areas and signed as such it will be strictly prohibited to park in these areas. (Res. 95-314 § 6)
 

12.16.070 Public parking.

The Board of County Commissioners recognized that there are insufficient spaces available in the various lots listed in this policy to meet all of the parking needs of the general public doing business in the downtown county and judicial buildings. Therefore, the Board of County Commissioners is designating the following street parking as exclusively set aside for the general public and strongly encourages county-elected officials, department directors, and their employees not to use them: Courthouse: east side of Court Street between 10th and 11th Streets; north side of 10th Street between Court and Main Streets; and west side of Main Street between 10th and 11th Streets. Judicial building/jail: east side of Grand Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets; south side of 10th Street between Grand Avenue and Court Streets; west side of Court Street between 9th and 10th Streets. (Res. 95-314 § 7)
 

12.16.080 Enforcement.

The provisions of this policy are enforceable through the Pueblo County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and as otherwise determined by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board of County Commissioners determines that the provisions of the policy as they apply to the parking lots east of the judicial building and north of the county jail shall be enforced by the Pueblo County Sheriff. (Res. 97-215 § 3; Res. 95-314 § 8)