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Oakland employees: Sign up for monthly or daily parking by June 1

The following message was sent to all UCOP employees on Monday, May 9.

Dear Oakland-based colleagues,

With more of you returning to the office, I thought this would be a good time to update those of you driving to work using our paid parking program.

I will provide information about paid parking at the UCPath Center in Riverside at a later date and we do not have UCOP-managed parking in Sacramento or Washington, D.C. so this message only applies to Oakland-based staff.

Paid parking in Oakland was suspended shortly after we shifted to working remotely and has been free for those of you needing to come in. Parking in Oakland will continue to be free through June 30, 2022. We will reinstate the paid parking program on July 1, 2022. Based on the results of our parking and commute survey in January, we should have enough parking for both daily and monthly parkers in either the Franklin garage or the nearby Marriott garage, which UCOP has an agreement with.

If you want to park in a UCOP-managed parking garage on a monthly or daily basis, you will need to enroll in the new parking program. The deadline to enroll is June 1, 2022, in order to have access to UCOP-managed garages in Oakland beginning July 1.

Below are the details about the new Oakland parking program, and instructions for how to enroll.

What are the new parking rates for Oakland?

Parking rates for UCOP-managed garages will remain significantly below current market rates near the Franklin-Broadway campus. UCOP’s rates have not been increased for more than 10 years and our costs have risen, therefore UCOP’s on-site parking rates are going up by 10%. The rates include both daily and monthly parking options.

Franklin Garage Options Cost
Monthly (automobile) $140
Monthly (motorcycle) $70
Daily (automobile) $15
Daily (motorcycle) $8
Electric Vehicle 110-volt charge* No added charge
Electric Vehicle 240-volt charge* Pay per use at Kiosk
Bicycle/scooter No charge
Marriott City Center Garage Options Cost
Monthly (automobile) $130
Daily (automobile/motorcycle) Not available

*120-volt is complementary in the Franklin garage on a first-come, first-served basis. The Marriott does not have electric vehicle charging stations.

How do I enroll in the Oakland parking program?

Cars, motorcycles and electric vehicles

Bicycles and scooters

I participated in the UCOP parking program pre-pandemic. Do I need to enroll again?

Yes. Everyone will be treated equally as new participants and should complete the enrollment process.

How do I pay for parking?

You will pay for monthly or daily parking through payroll deductions. For your security, the new parking program will not accept payment by check or personal credit card. You can also take advantage of the pre-tax Commuter Benefits Program if eligible. Once the enrollment process is complete, your information will be processed for deduction on either a biweekly (non-exempt employees) or a monthly (exempt employees) payroll cycle. More information about this process can be found in the UCOP Parking Enrollment Form Guide for Oakland-Based Employees.

I may want to drive in periodically. Can I park in the Franklin garage?

Starting July 1, only staff who enroll in the parking program will be able to park in the Franklin Building garage.

If you have questions, please read the UCOP Parking Enrollment Form Guide for Oakland-Based Employees and the Franklin-Broadway Campus Parking FAQ. You can also contact the Work Management Center at

Steve Murray
Director, Building and Administrative Service Center

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  1. Bill Newton May 13, 2022 Reply

    There used to be a public parking lot in the Franklin bldg. Will that open again?

    • Link editor May 17, 2022 Reply

      Hi Bill,

      Unfortunately, the public parking previously available in the Franklin garage will not reopen. The garage space, which is owned by River Rock Properties, will now be used for employee parking for both UCOP and Credit Karma, our tenant neighbor.

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