I am sure I am not the only NoHo Arts District resident who is fed up with the parking situation in the area. It seems it is close to impossible to park your vehicle on the street anywhere near where you live because visitors to the district's bars, restaurants, shops and theaters gobble up all available spaces. I am told by the neighborhood council that the city has been petitioned to implement permit parking for the residents, but the process will take 3 years before permits will be issued.
Meanwhile, there is a strip of 2 hour un-metered parking Southeast quadrant of Magnolia and Vineland which neighbors in that quadrant are having to use when spaces are unavailable on the street. Unfortunately, the policing of those spaces is inconsistent and residents who have no other choice but to park there never know if/when they will receive a ticket.
The city failed to require developers building along Magnolia and Lankershim to include ample free parking for the neighborhood's shops and theaters and thus provide relief to the residents whose property taxes have helped fund the NoHo rejuvenation. And three years is a long time for residents to wait (and continue to pay tickets) while the city drags its heels on the permit parking issue.
I submit that a petition be drafted that tells the city that until permit parking is enacted in the Arts District the residents of the district will refuse to pay tickets given to our vehicles when parked in these un-metered 2 hour zones. Is anyone else on board with this idea?