A new permit parking zone has been proposed for our neighborhood. The borders would be Willoughby Avenue to the north, Fairfax Avenue to the west, Beverly Boulevard to the south, and Sierra Bonita Avenue to the east. Residents have been working for years to get a permit parking zone in this area. They say they often can’t find parking, because employees from The Grove, Farmers Market, and other businesses park for multiple hours on their residential blocks. There are many old apartment buildings in the area that were built with only a limited number of parking spots. Some local businesses are opposed to the zone, however, because they are afraid their customers will be less likely to come to Melrose Village if they can’t find street parking.
A community meeting about the proposed zone will be held Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School. The meeting will be held in Room G-90, which is just east of the auditorium. (The meeting flyer says it will be held in the auditorium, but the location has since been changed.) If you are driving, you can park in the school lot at the corner of Melrose and Fairfax. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and to give a public comment.
Here is the announcement about the meeting from the City: