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February 27, 1986
Responding to residents' complaints about congested parking along Doty Avenue, the City Council has approved a preferential parking zone that stretches from El Segundo Boulevard to 126th Street. Residents along the stretch of Doty affected by the ordinance will be issued stickers exempting them from parking restrictions. One- and two-hour restrictions will remain in effect for people not eligible for the stickers.
June 12, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
For the second year in a row, the California Coastal Commission has denied a request for overnight parking restrictions by Venice residents who have complained about people living in campers and cars on the streets. The panel's 6-3 vote Thursday also quashed a proposed settlement that the city of Los Angeles had hoped would resolve the divisive issue over how to deal with recreational vehicle dwellers, who some Venice residents contend bring noise, public inebriation, crime and litter.
October 4, 1987
The Hawthorne City Council has given preliminary approval to a measure under which parking permits would be required for overnight parking on Galli Street off Chadron Avenue in the Moneta Gardens area. The City Council directed the city attorney to prepare a resolution to require preferential parking permits for Galli after residents on the cul-de-sac complained of commercial and non-resident vehicles parking overnight.
March 6, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In an effort to encourage voting in today's election, Los Angeles city residents will not have to drop change into parking meters located within a block of designated polling places. For today only, vehicles parked in preferential parking zones or on blocks with street cleaning restrictions will not be ticketed. Time limits on parking meters will not be enforced.
April 2, 1987 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Residents plagued by traffic and parking congestion around Santa Monica College will hold a community meeting Tuesday to begin a petition drive seeking preferential parking within three blocks of the school. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Grant Elementary School, 2368 Pearl St., said Duke Kelso, spokesman for the newly formed Santa Monica Safe Streets Committee. Kelso said block captains have been appointed to conduct the petition drive near the college at 1900 Pico Blvd.
September 13, 1990
In response to complaints from residents who live in the neighborhood around the Holiday Spa Health Club, the Montebello City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to establish preferential parking to keep spa patrons from parking on neighborhood streets. The council voted 4 to 0 to establish residents-only parking in the 500 block of North Morris Place from 4 to 10 p.m., except weekends and holidays.
March 12, 1987 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Residents who live near Santa Monica College, enraged at a deluge of students parking in their neighborhoods, demanded preferential parking within several blocks of the school at public hearing this week. One speaker, Terri Hanauer, citing what she called slow progress toward solving the chronic problem, said residents have even considered blockading the area by stacking their garbage cans in the streets to keep students out. She said that officials have been talking about the problem for years.
May 10, 2003
Re "Handicap That Allows Parking Isn't Always Obvious," May 6: There is a fine line between handicapped parking and preferential parking. The physically (not always obvious) handicapped need preferential parking spaces. No way do I condone illegal parking in handicapped parking spaces. A person under doctors' orders to ride a bike or go walking, an example given by Armando Botello, a spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles, is not entitled to preferential parking if that person is truly mobile.
Feeling lucky? Try finding an empty parking space on Vista Street in Hollywood at night. The aged apartment buildings on that narrow street north of Fountain Avenue are so tightly packed it is hard to tell where one ends and the next begins. Off-street parking spaces are small or nonexistent. Tenants have been known to circle the neighborhood for half an hour in search of a stretch of empty curb.
Los Angeles homeowners who can't find anyplace to park in their neighborhoods are fueling an increase in preferential parking districts. A fixture of Westside and Valley suburbs, those neighborhood pockets lined with signs limiting street parking now are expanding into congested urban communities from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights.
May 29, 2000 | Scott Schudy, (949) 248-2153
The City Council has extended preferential parking to residents on Caracas Street, Questa Way and portions of Santiago Drive and Antilles Way. The request came in response to complaints about students parking in neighborhoods near Dana Hills High School. The council also approved an additional public hearing on adding Acapulco Drive and other outlying streets to the district. The preferential district restricts daytime parking on public streets to residents and their guests.
November 8, 1999 | Eric C Sanitate, (949) 248-2152
Parking permits that allow the holder to use city-owned parking lots and metered spaces will now be valid for 12 months after purchase instead of expiring at the end of the calendar year. The City Council changed the permit policy last week by adopting an ordinance that extends the life of the city permits to 12 consecutive months from the date of purchase, regardless of when they are bought.
May 28, 1999 | Jessica Garrison, (949) 574-4221
Residents of Hazel Drive say they have just begun to fight for a preferential parking zone in front of their homes. The City Council recently voted 4 to 3 against creating two-hour parking and a residents' preferential zone. Council member John E. Noyes Jr., who led the move against creating the zone, said residents could park in their garages and, if they were expecting guests, could move their cars to make room for them to park.
December 30, 1997
As chairman of the Transportation and Planning Committee of the Los Angeles Business Council and a citizen activist for the last 27 years, I was shocked to read that Los Angeles had forced the Getty Center to limit the number of parking places (Dec. 24). I have opposed this inane philosophy for years. You do not build a world-class facility in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains and expect to reduce traffic by limiting parking. You can only implement this concept in areas where there are "acceptable" alternative means of transportation.
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