Who We Are
The California Mobility & Parking Association (CMPA) is purposed to advance the public parking and mobility profession in the state by providing a forum for its members to interact, exchange ideas and information, and to provide technical and legislative support.
In the mid-1980s a small group of municipal parking program managers from both Northern and Southern California recognized a need for a new organization to foster communication and information sharing between parking professionals in California. In April 1985 they organized the first California Public Parking Association conference in the City of Monterey. Over 100 parking program representatives and suppliers throughout California attended the event. During the conference the CPPA’s first business meeting was held. As a result of this meeting the CPPA was formally created.
In 2021, in alignment with changes to the parking industry and the increased use of various mobility options utilizing parking and curb space, the organization amended its name to the California Mobility & Parking Association. Aligned with other organizations that have taken a similar approach to remain relevant as needs of the industry change.