A new permit parking zone has been proposed for our neighborhood. Are you for it? Are you against it? Or do you have some specific concern about it?
If you have not already submitted a comment to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, you only have until Monday to do so. These comments are taken very seriously and have an impact on what is decided. So, make your voice heard.
The borders of the proposed zone 132 would be Willoughby Avenue to the north, Fairfax Avenue to the west, Beverly Boulevard to the south, and Sierra Bonita Avenue to the east.
Some 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 (or with no parking at all).
Some local businesses are opposed to the zone, however, because they are afraid that their customers will be less likely to come to Melrose Village if they can’t find street parking. And some residents do not want to have to pay any permit parking fees.
Here is the announcement about the proposed zone from the City:
To submit a comment, e-mail Felix Valde of the Department of Transportation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to “PPD #132” in the subject line of your e-mail.