Following much debate, in June 1st of this year the City implemented a paid parking situation at Lighthouse Park and all around Old Town. Parking meters were installed and only residents of Mukilteo were eligible to get a parking pass. This was disconcerting for many who live and work in Mukilteo but do not necessarily have a “Mukilteo” address. Despite that, there have been some upsides to the parking meters. There’s been a substantial decrease in 911 calls to Lighthouse Park, better turnover for vehicle parking, and well over $225,000 in revenue for the City.
The City Council voted on November 10th to keep paid parking. However, they have indicated they will take a look and what worked, what needed changes, and will begin the process of modifying parking hours, “peak” time, expansion of paid parking areas, and additional parking passes for families. For more information click HERE for a full article (Mukilteo Beacon – Sara Bruestle)