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Meeting Date: 7/10/2018 <br />FROM: Daryl Grigsby, Director of Public Works <br />Prepared By: Scott Lee, Parking Services Manager <br /> <br />SUBJECT: AUTHORIZE USE OF AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION <br />(ALPR) <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION <br /> <br />1. Hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed use of Automated License Plate <br />Recognition (ALPR) for enforcement and data collection purposes; and <br /> <br />2. Approve the use of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology in accordance <br />with all State law and City policies included in Attachment A and Attachment B. <br /> <br />DISCUSSION <br /> <br />Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have become essential in providing day-to-day <br />operations to assist the general public in many facets of transport ation systems. These include 1) <br />traffic signal system integrations, 2) autonomous & connected vehicle advancements, 3) <br />operator choice applications systems information such as transit and parking services and their <br />availability. Additionally, law enforcement utilize s ALPR technology in assisting in certain law <br />enforcement activities that are of community benefit. <br /> <br />ITS is assisting both the general public and the transportation providers with new ways and <br />methods of doing business in order to be more efficient and transparent . The use of technology <br />such as Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) will be one of many technologies to <br />assist in parking data collection, parking enforcement , and law enforcement detection within the <br />City. Other technologies include enhancements to our Parking Access and Revenue Control <br />System (PARCS) which contro ls our parking structure gates. <br /> <br />The primary objective of ALPR will be to assist Parking Services in the identification of <br />vehicles to determine whether the vehicle has exceeded the allowed parking time permitted at <br />its current location or has the proper residential permit for a given area. As residential permit <br />districts have expanded, and additional time restrictions have been put in place throughout the <br />City, enforcement has become more difficult . Complaints regarding parking, particularly in <br />areas around Cal Poly University, have increased particularly since the university restricted <br />freshmen from bringing vehicle s to campus. Parking density on streets around the campus has <br />increased and effective enforcement is limited due to the repeated need to circul ate the <br />neighborhoods and identify parking violations. <br /> <br />The secondary purpose of ALPR will be, in partnership with the Police Department , to reduce <br />harm to the community by providing data to help locate stolen vehicles, wanted/high risk <br />persons, and at risk/missing persons. This report recommends adoption of policies regard ing <br />each of these applications of ALPR technology for these purposes and separates out <br />Packet Pg. 413 <br />Item 17