Don't rely on parking permits to solve the parking problems. I lived in Fremont when they instituted permits. The study stated that the neighborhood was 140% above capacity. We got our permit right before we moved out, but although it may have helped with big huge events (fireworks, oktoberfest, etc), it was pretty much too little, too late. That doesn't mean you shouldn't have parking permits, just understand that it's not a magical standalone solution.
I should also mention that part of the parking on the lower end of the street was blocked off for businesses, which I found particularly unhelpful as a resident. Those spots were blocked off during the day and the parking permits don't kick in until evening. So much for going to the grocery store. When I lived there I had to have my groceries prioritized - frozen, perishable, non-perishable because I never knew how far I had to park and how much hill I had to climb multiple times. Often the TP got left in the car cause I couldn't do a third trip (it was a very steep hill and 1.5 flights of stairs).