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Parking Petition

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?

nonoise November 24, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Contact your neighborhood council and your city councilmember. Call 311 if you need help contacting them. http://www.lacity.org
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes November 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM
This is all news come to our next broad meeting on December 11th.
nonoise November 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Please post your neighborhood council's website. I am not from your area.
Arin Mikailian (Editor) November 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Hi, Andrew: Was wondering if you'd like to talk more about this issue with me. Feel free to reach me at arin@patch.com
David Keesey November 26, 2013 at 01:06 PM
My neighborhood parking is greatly affected by the growth of NoHo. The residents are fed up with no parking and driving around for up to a 1/2 hour trying to park. Friends don't want to come over due to the lack of parking. This area is on Hartsook, Otsego, Hesby and Morrison Streets, between Vineland and Lankershim. I too was told it will take up to 3 years before we were to receive any help! UNACCEPTABLE! We need help now as this has been going for over 3 years.
nonoise November 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM
This issue is becoming a big deal. http://www.parkinglosangeles.org/ I have the opposite problem. Parking enforcement officers in Central Division refuse to cite. One officer said "I don't cite in the hood" and the same officer and a second one said " I don't cite anyone going to church". Here officers are refusing to cite when church members have clear parking violations like parking in the red zone and double parking, ect. Officers can and should not discriminate based on location, race or religion.
nonoise November 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM
http://www.parkinglosangeles.org/
Bob Peppermuller November 28, 2013 at 04:53 PM
No Noise wrote: Please post your neighborhood council's website. I am not from your area. Mid Town North Hollywood NC Meets 2 wed of the month at Senior Center 7-9pm, SW corner of Chandler/Tujunga. www.midtownnoho.org Right now somebody hacked the web site so it is down. Alternate: http://empowerla.org/mtnhnc/
nonoise December 01, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Thanks, Bob. And, I guess that means the 2nd Wed of the month?
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes December 01, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Yes that is what BOB meant so come on down for free food .
mzjuniper December 03, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The massive apartment complexes owned by foreign investors weren't required to provide enough parking for their tenants and now small business owners are suffering. Can we please turn one of the huge wastelands (chandler/vineland) into a parking structure? The city is using the north side for storage right now. . .
mzjuniper December 03, 2013 at 03:03 PM
And not to mention the AI students. Do they provide parking for their students? I don't think so. You can see them running through the streets from their parked cars to class.

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