Non-display of Resident Parking Permits on vehicle windscreens

Richard Murcott made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

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From: Richard Murcott

Dear Wellington City Council,

1) How many parking infringement notices were issued to vehicles parked in resident-only parking spaces in Thorndon and Pipitea between 1 August 2021 and 28 September 2021 inclusive.
Additional to publishing the information, please enable download of this information digitally in spreadsheet format
- date
- nature of the infringement
- an indication whether resident parking permit was displayed on the vehicle windscreen
- name of the suburb
- name of the street

2) How many inquiries (any form) to Parking Services were made related to vehicles allegedly parked illegally in resident-only parking spaces in Thorndon between 1 August 2021 and 28 September 2021 inclusive.
2a) How many of these calls resulted in an infringement notice being issued?

3) How many inquiries (any form) to Parking Services were made related to vehicles allegedly parked illegally in resident-only parking spaces in Pipitea between 1 August 2021 and 28 September 2021 inclusive.
3a) How many of these calls resulted in an infringement notice being issued?

Throughout the recent COVID Level 4/3 lockdowns WCC resident parking permits continued to be approved but the permit stickers were not unable to be printed and therefore could not be affixed to vehicle windscreens.

4a) How many permits were issued during the period 18 August 2021 - 28 September 2021 inclusive for resident-only parking in Thorndon?
4b) How many of these permit stickers are not securely adhered to the windscreen of the approved vehicle?

5) Similarly to 4a above
5a) how many permits were issued during this period for resident-only parking in Pipitea?
5b) How many of these permit stickers are not securely adhered to the windscreen of the approved vehicle?

Yours faithfully,
Richard Murcott

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Tēnā koe Richard

 

Thank you for your email dated 28/09/2021 requesting information about
parking services.

 

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official
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as soon as possible, but no later than 27/10/2021, being 20 working days
of receipt.

 

The reference number for your request is IRC-2412.

 

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Kia ora Richard

 

Please see attached response to your recent request.

 

Ngā mihi

Claudia

 

Claudia Holgate

Senior Advisor | Official Information Team

Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington City Council 
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From: Richard Murcott

Dear BUS: Assurance,

Your reply advises that the parking services definitions of place bear no resemblance to the formal WCC definitions of these places i.e. the 'suburb' definition. Unfortunately Claudia, this means we need to start over.

Given parking services 'customised' definition of place, here is the specific area of interest for the information that was requested i.e. clearly it will need to be an aggregation of data from different zones in order to create the 'suburban' total being requested.

Please ADD together ...
All streets in the Thorndon 'zone'
per https://wellington.govt.nz/-/media/parki...

PLUS these specific streets from the Clifton parking 'zone'
per https://wellington.govt.nz/-/media/parki...
Specific streets:
Portland Cres
Hawkestone St
Hill St
Selwyn Tce

PLUS these streets from the Kelburn parking 'zone'
Per https://wellington.govt.nz/-/media/parki...
All addresses from No.20 Glenmore St inclusive and northwards along that street toward Tinakori Rd. and,
Tinakori Rd
Collins Tce
Kilmister Ave
Patanga Cres
St Mary St

What do Parking attendants do if they encounter a vehicle which has not got a permit securely adhered to the windscreen of the approved vehicle?

How many instances have there been since the 28 September 2021 where the permit has not been securely adhered to the windscreen, yet the vehicle was subsequently been disovered to hold a valid permit? i.e. presumably the parking attendant had to make an information request in order to ascertain the status of the parked vehicle in the residents-only parking space to determine whether that vehicle had a valid permit. Presumably these transactions/inquiries are traceable (particularly being a regulatory regime). Some may not have resulted in a ticket; why not?

In the response provided on 21 October (yesterday) it is confirmed that it is the permit holder's responsibility to ENSURE that a valid permit is displayed on the windscreen.
If the valid permit is not displayed, is a ticket issued?
Within the area in question, since 28 September 2021, how many tickets have been issued for non-display of resident parking permits on windscreens? i.e. no permit DISPLAYED as required for public inspection/confirmation (tho' a permit exists).

Yours sincerely,

Richard Murcott

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