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Mission Statement

The mission of Parking District Services is to:

  • Support the role of public parking in commercial areas throughout the County, as parking management is an important tool for achieving public objectives of economic development and transportation management;
  • Support the comprehensive development of the Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Wheaton central business districts and promote their economic growth and stability by supplying a sufficient number of parking spaces to accommodate that segment of the public demand which is neither provided for by development nor served by alternative travel modes;
  • Promote and complement a total transportation system through the careful balance of rates and parking supply to encourage the use of the most efficient and economical transportation modes available; and
  • Develop and implement parking management strategies designed to maximize the usage of the available parking supply in order to enhance the economic development of specific central business districts.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY19 Operating Budget for the Parking Districts is $27,829,266, an increase of $51,360 or 0.18 percent from the FY18 Approved Budget of $27,777,906. Personnel Costs comprise 18.87 percent of the budget for 53 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 48.53 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 81.13 percent of the FY19 budget.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

Linkage to County Result Areas

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • An Effective and Efficient Transportation Network
  • A Responsive, Accountable County Government
  • Strong and Vibrant Economy

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Department Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY18 estimates reflect funding based on the FY18 approved budget. The FY19 and FY20 figures are performance targets based on the FY19 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY20.

Accomplishments

  • Managed the Wheaton Redevelopment project to include mitigation and closure activities including community outreach and communication.

  • Implemented a demand pricing model in the Bethesda PLD to redistribute parking demand to underutilized facilities and increasing space availability in high demand facilities. The objective is to decrease traffic circulation and increase customer satisfaction.

  • Converted single-space meters to multi-space meters in Parking Lot Districts that provide customers multiple and convenient payment options (coins, bills, credit card, and pay-by-cell) and a customer friendly parking experience.

  • Launched a Garage Advertisement Program at four public parking garages. Advertising space is available at the Woodmont Corner and Bethesda/Elm Garages in Bethesda and the Cameron St. and Town Square Garages in Silver Spring.

  • Installed EV charging stations in parking garages located in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Additional facilities pre-wired for installation of EV charging stations.

  • Enhanced remote monitoring for all PLDs to monitor live and recorded footage for risk and safety assessments, contractor operations, internal revenue control, and audits.

  • Enhanced pay-by-cell payment options by introducing a new pay-by-cell vendor, ParkMobile in addition to the existing pay-by-cell vendor MobileNOW. Negotiated multiple payment methods including a pay-as-you-go option and a mobile wallet option, and reduced service fees.

  • Upgraded pay-on-foot systems in three parking garages to enhance data security, provide data redundancy, and improve level of service.

  • Consolidated the Montgomery Hills PLD into the Silver Spring PLD to improve parking operations and management.
  • Launched a new responsive design for the Division of Parking Management homepage. The website enhances the visitor's experience by enabling content to be viewed effectively using multiple devices such as mobile, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Initiatives

  • The new Wheaton Reedie/Grandview Ave. Garage will feature new LED lighting fixtures (standard for our garages), Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, low emission vehicles preferred parking spaces, and increased security measures through additional cameras and panic buttons. The Wheaton Office building will be the first LEED Platinum certified government facility in Maryland featuring a geothermal system and solar panels in the roof areas.

  • Joint development partnership with Fairfield Residential Company, LLC to redevelop Fenton Village Public Parking (Lot 3) into a vibrant mixed-use development at Studio Plaza with approximately 152 public parking spaces.

  • Implementing garage automation systems to effectively monitor electrical and mechanical systems to enhance service delivery.

  • Upgrade and consolidate control and monitoring systems for electrical, elevators, communications, and ventilation systems.

  • Expand the EV Charging Station program to additional facilities.


  • Complete the Silver Spring Parking Demand Study.

  • Conduct the biennial parking customer service survey.

  • Conversion of parking cashier system to pay-on-foot system in all Parking Lot Districts (PLDs).

Program Descriptions

  Administration

This program supports the Parking Services Program objectives through the management of Information Technology and customer service to optimize organizational effectiveness and the delivery of services to the public. Additionally, the program strategically plans for all components of the redevelopment of Parking Lot District (PLD) real property to promote the...

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  Financial Management

The Financial Management Program has overall responsibility for the recordation, reconciliation, and audit of all parking district revenue. In addition, this program has primary responsibility for the development and execution of the Division Budget and Capital Improvements Program in coordination with other programs and the associated Six-Year Fiscal Cash Flows...

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  Engineering and Capital Management

The Capital Projects Team provides engineering and project management for the design and construction of new parking facilities, including mixed-use projects. The program also includes renovating and improving existing parking facilities to ensure the preservation and integrity of the parking system and its continued service to the public. This program...

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  Parking Operations

This unit has overall responsibility for the collection and processing of all parking revenue, including revenue from individual meters, automated pay stations, cashiered facilities, parking permits, and parking fines. Additionally, it provides support to the Mass Transit Fund in the processing of bus revenue for deposit. The program is also...

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Program Contacts

Contact Jose Thommana of the Parking Districts at 240.777.8732 or Corey Orlosky of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2762 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY17
Budget
FY18
Estimate
FY18
Approved
FY19
%Chg
Bud/App
PARKING DISTRICT - BETHESDA
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1589222.001656092.00 1538015.00 1681710.001.6
Employee Benefits567453.00612605.00 586411.00 591079.00-3.5
Parking District - Bethesda Personnel Costs2156675.002268697.00 2124426.00 2272789.000.2
Operating Expenses7646738.008034571.00 8182232.00 7990045.00-0.6
Capital Outlay32223.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Debt Service Other4564347.004633604.00 4649910.00 4653194.000.4
Parking District - Bethesda Expenditures14399983.0014936872.00 14956568.00 14916028.00-0.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time29.0029.00 29.00 29.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs20.3919.88 19.88 19.880.0
REVENUES
Investment Income88792.0066330.00 122460.00 173490.00161.6
Land Sale0.00900000.00 900000.00 0.00-100.0
Miscellaneous Revenues130026.00284120.00 284120.00 284120.000.0
Parking Fees15949411.0015555081.00 15555081.00 15555081.000.0
Parking Fines3812117.003250000.00 3250000.00 3250000.000.0
Property Rentals407757.00160000.00 160000.00 75000.00-53.1
Property Tax-44085.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Bethesda Revenues20344018.0020215531.00 20271661.00 19337691.00-4.3
 
PARKING DISTRICT - SILVER SPRING
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1570190.001889648.00 1726643.00 1897809.000.4
Employee Benefits566663.00691859.00 640102.00 692583.000.1
Parking District - Silver Spring Personnel Costs2136853.002581507.00 2366745.00 2590392.000.3
Operating Expenses7988100.008851735.00 9069408.00 8917139.000.7
Capital Outlay40049.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Silver Spring Expenditures10165002.0011433242.00 11436153.00 11507531.000.6
PERSONNEL
Full-Time20.0021.00 21.00 21.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs24.3025.23 25.23 25.230.0
REVENUES
Investment Income119279.00222240.00 199750.00 282980.0027.3
Miscellaneous Revenues254349.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees11687828.0010706253.00 10706253.00 10663333.00-0.4
Parking Fines2182734.001897689.00 1897689.00 1897689.000.0
Property Rentals14302.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Property Tax-887.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Silver Spring Revenues14257605.0012826182.00 12803692.00 12844002.000.1
 
PARKING DISTRICT - MONTGOMERY HILLS
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages25557.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits10327.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Montgomery Hills Personnel Costs35884.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Operating Expenses24780.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Montgomery Hills Expenditures60664.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.420.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Investment Income2406.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues-8728.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees42104.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fines33919.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Property Tax-119.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Montgomery Hills Revenues69582.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
PARKING DISTRICT - WHEATON
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages263260.00281955.00 261402.00 284682.001.0
Employee Benefits94933.00107129.00 101512.00 102302.00-4.5
Parking District - Wheaton Personnel Costs358193.00389084.00 362914.00 386984.00-0.5
Operating Expenses921305.001018708.00 1044214.00 1018723.000.0
Capital Outlay2115.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Wheaton Expenditures1281613.001407792.00 1407128.00 1405707.00-0.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time3.003.00 3.00 3.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs3.423.42 3.42 3.420.0
REVENUES
Investment Income6015.0014660.00 9870.00 13980.00-4.6
Miscellaneous Revenues17245.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees928783.00725000.00 725000.00 725000.000.0
Parking Fines549994.00476000.00 476000.00 476000.000.0
Property Tax-671.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking District - Wheaton Revenues1501366.001215660.00 1210870.00 1214980.00-0.1
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures25907262.0027777906.00 27799849.00 27829266.000.2
Total Full-Time Positions52.0053.00 53.00 53.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Total FTEs48.5348.53 48.53 48.530.0
Total Revenues36172571.0034257373.00 34286223.00 33396673.00-2.5
FY19 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
PARKING DISTRICT - BETHESDA
FY18 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1493687219.88
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY19 Compensation Adjustment575430.00
Increase Cost: OPEB Adjustment5700.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail3750.00
Decrease Cost: Risk Management Adjustment-13840.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-137100.00
Decrease Cost: Solid Waste Chargebacks - Bethesda PLD [Parking Operations]-244970.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY18 Personnel Costs-397410.00
FY19 APPROVED1491602819.88
 
PARKING DISTRICT - SILVER SPRING
FY18 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1143324225.23
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY18 Operating Expenses659680.00
Increase Cost: FY19 Compensation Adjustment629700.00
Increase Cost: OPEB Adjustment3900.00
Decrease Cost: Solid Waste Chargebacks - Silver Spring PLD [Parking Operations]-1320.00
Decrease Cost: Risk Management Adjustment-8220.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-155770.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY18 Personnel Costs-385080.00
FY19 APPROVED1150753125.23
 
PARKING DISTRICT - MONTGOMERY HILLS
FY18 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION00.00
FY19 APPROVED00.00
 
PARKING DISTRICT - WHEATON
FY18 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION14077923.42
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY19 Compensation Adjustment94740.00
Increase Cost: OPEB Adjustment600.00
Increase Cost: Risk Management Adjustment130.00
Decrease Cost: Solid Waste chargebacks - Wheaton PLD [Parking Operations]-580.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-28090.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY18 Personnel Costs-87650.00
FY19 APPROVED14057073.42
Program Summary
Program NameFY18 APPR
Expenditures
FY18 APPR
FTEs
FY19 APPR
Expenditures
FY19 APPR
FTEs
Administration7823505.8010862208.70
Financial Management93065227.0090445125.10
Engineering and Capital Management667006020.50667480919.50
Parking Operations1101897415.231102372515.23
Total2777790648.532782926648.53
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY19FY20FY21FY22FY23FY24
PARKING DISTRICT - BETHESDA
EXPENDITURES
FY19 Approved14916.00000014916.00000014916.00000014916.00000014916.00000014916.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Retiree Health Insurance Pre-funding0.0000002.0000002.0000003.0000003.0000003.000000
Labor Contracts0.00000030.00000030.00000030.00000030.00000030.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures14916.00000014948.00000014948.00000014949.00000014949.00000014949.000000
 
PARKING DISTRICT - SILVER SPRING
EXPENDITURES
FY19 Approved11508.00000011508.00000011508.00000011508.00000011508.00000011508.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Retiree Health Insurance Pre-funding0.0000001.0000001.0000002.0000002.0000002.000000
Labor Contracts0.00000033.00000033.00000033.00000033.00000033.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures11508.00000011542.00000011542.00000011543.00000011543.00000011543.000000
 
PARKING DISTRICT - WHEATON
EXPENDITURES
FY19 Approved1406.0000001406.0000001406.0000001406.0000001406.0000001406.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000005.0000005.0000005.0000005.0000005.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures1406.0000001411.0000001411.0000001411.0000001411.0000001411.000000