There is a Safeway and shopping center across the street and down a block from my house, on 41st Ave SW and Edmonds in West Seattle. The Safeway/shopping center refuses to let it's employees park in their provided parking lot. There is a sign posted that says "NO EMPLOYEE PARKING. WILL BE TOWED." So your average grochery store has a LOT of employees during the day. So where do they park? Along 41st, 42nd and 40th Ave, anywhere they can find a spot. Probably about 50 additonal cars trying to park. There is a paid lot below the Safeway and across the street at the Bank of America, but the employees never park there.
It's getting very frustraiting, when I leave to take my roommate to work and I come home and find NO parking remotely close to my house, sometimes up to a 3 block walk. Also, all of the cars leave between 4pm and 5pm, and when I go out to move my car back to my house, I've found needles and other drug paraphanelia where all the employee cars were.
This is an ongoing problem and only seems to be getting worse, especailly since I'm having a onset of medical problems and I really can't be making the walk for parking after my surgery.
So, I want to get my residental neigborhood zoned as a residential parking area. Who do I talk to? Where do I start?