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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 recommended FY23 Operating Budget for the Parking Districts is $25,991,554, an increase of $1,412,219 or 5.75 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $24,579,335. Personnel Costs comprise 20.80 percent of the budget for 53 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 48.73 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 79.20 percent of the FY23 budget.

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

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • A Growing Economy
  • Easier Commutes
  • Effective, Sustainable Government