HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Neighbors in a section of Hollywood near Argyle Avenue were upset and confused Monday after they say they woke to find fliers posted on their cars.
The flier says the city of LA has a 72-hour street parking limit and explains: “your neighbors have begun actively enforcing this law.”
“I just don’t know how they are going to be able to monitor this situation,” said Brenda Mattox, a neighbor.
The flier goes on to explain that residents in the area can obtain a free registration sticker to signify to others that the vehicle in question hasn’t been abandoned.
“They’re implying that there’s abandoned cars but there aren’t,” said Angel Askins, another neighbor. “It’s Monday, Tuesday parking. All of us move on Monday and Tuesday or we’d all have $74 tickets every week.”
The Department of Transportation says it’s illegal for residents to force neighbors to put a sticker on their car as it’s the city’s job to regulate.
Further, the agency says the area in question, which is public parking, already requires a parking permit.
The Argyle Civic Association put out the fliers and held a meeting Monday night.
They say they’re just trying to help neighbors and get people who don’t live in the area out.
“We don’t have any parking here,” said Cheryl Gaskill of the association. “In fact we’re 250 spaces short just on our one block.”
Many CBS2 talked with said they are already following the 72-hour rule currently in place.