I may upset some with this comment, but I'd be happy to pay an annual (token) fee for a permit as a crew member. If it were say $60-80/yr or similar to cover the cost of administration, and allowed parking in any area, then I think that's a reasonable outcome.
One of the issues faced is that parking is expensive in the CBD, and getting worse. We have a deal with Britomart for $200/m, but have had this in place for a couple of years. New users are paying $320-340/m and more. Because of this, city parkers are parking at Westhaven.