Residential Parking Permits (RPP)


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Information from the City of Oakland:

Councilmember Dan Kalb’s amendments did not actually establish an RPP program for the area. City staff must follow the procedure outlined in the Municipal Code and adopt the findings to officially designate the area.

The City has drafted a petition and a supplemental form that should be used to collect the signatures. Click here to access the petition.  Please use this document to gather signatures going forward. If you have already starting gathering petitions the City will accept those so you do not need to get them re-signed using the new forms.

Please send all completed petitions to Darien Avelino at:

Oakland Public Works, Bureau of Engineering & Construction
Transportation Services Division
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, #4344
Oakland, CA 94612-2033

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Process for Establishing the RPP:

  1. Neighbors collection of petitions. The City needs a petition to initiate the formal RPP process. Again, please use the designated form (found here) to gather signatures. Once signatures are gathered, submit the petitions to Darian Avelino (address above) and send an e-mail to Heather Klein at to notify her that you have sent the petition. 
    • Once a petition has been submitted, the City will check to see if the parking occupancy requirements have been met per the analysis that was recently completed. The City Council reduced the parking occupancy requirements so blocks that have less than the typical 75% occupancy can still join. For blocks with less than 75%, staff will make a determination regarding the parking occupancy and whether RPP is needed. You can see which streets are at or over 75% occupancy here.
    • The City will  verify that the petition constitutes a block. The Council amendments changed the Municipal Code and one block is now eligible instead of 6 adjacent blocks.
    • The City will verify the number of addresses on block and whether the required 51% has been met. Currently, the traffic consultant is working on a list of addresses for the whole RPP area.
  2. Public hearing. The City must conduct a public hearing on the proposed RPP area.
    • Notice of the hearing must be posted at least ten days prior to the hearing. Given the large extent of the RPP area the City will need a reasonable timeframe to post the notices.
    • Notice must be mailed to each address within the petitioned area.
  3. City Council adoption
    • City staff will prepare a staff report and draft resolution for Council approval.
    • City Council must approve a Resolution to establish the RPP area. This resolution number would be cited on any future parking ticket in the area.  However, the resolution will state that while the RPP area has been established, other blocks in the area which do not have submitted and verified petitions will still need to get the 51% of signatures.
  4. Signage
    • Signage will only go up for the block(s) on which the approved petition(s) initiating the RPP area was gathered. There is a timeframe for this.
  5. Additional block petitions after the approval of the RPP. When the next petitions come in, City staff will take the following steps:
    • Step 1- review of the petition
    • Step 2 – Notice (posting of the block and mailing to residences on the block) of the intent to include this block in the RPP area.
    • Step 3 – Write a letter to residents of the block, noting that the first RPP resolution now applies.
    • Step 4 – Install signage on the block

Councilmember Kalb’s Amendment to the RPP Program



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