LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Street parking in several neighborhoods surrounding the Hollywood Sign could get even worse under a proposal being considered by the Los Angeles City Council.
The Hollywoodland Homeowners Association wants the city to expand weekend restrictions in five existing preferential parking districts in the Beachwood Canyon area to seven days a week. Only residents who pay an annual fee to the city Transportation Department for a placard are permitted to park on the street during select hours in preferential parking districts.READ MORE: LA City Workers May Get Two Extra Months To Comply With Vaccine Mandate
According to a motion by Councilman Tom LaBonge, increasing those hours is necessary because tourists continue to park on neighborhood streets while visiting the Hollywood Sign.
“As the popularity of the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Park continued to increase with the public and tourists, street parking has impacted the immediate area,” according to LaBonge’s motion.READ MORE: Deputy-Involved Shooting in Rosemead
Residents of the area asked LaBonge, who will be termed out in July, to push through the amendment during his final weeks in office.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ask the Transportation Department report back on recommendations for increasing the preferential parking districts’ hours. The city would need to conduct public outreach on the increased hours, which would need the approval of at least 67 percent of residents in each of the parking districts.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested In Death Of Man At Newport Pier
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