September 2008 – City of L.A. Approves Overnight Permit Parking Throughout Venice

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Measure Aimed at Homeless but Homeowners and Renters Will Bear Burden of Cost

Appeal Period Ends Sept. 5 at 5pm.

The L.A. Bureau of Engineering has disregarded the overwhelming opposition expressed at the June 26 hearing and has approved the overnight permit parking districts in Venice. Appeals may be filed within 10 days of the date of the decision, Aug. 26.
An appeal may be faxed or e-mailed, stating the name, address and telephone number of the applicant and appellant, the date and nature of the decision being appealed, the Coastal Development case number and identification of the proposed development. When the appellant utilizes this procedure, he or she must follow up by transmitting a completed Notice of Appeal.
At the three and a half hour hearing on June 26 on overnight parking districts (OPDs), more than 80 percent of the speakers strongly rejected the city’s scheme which could require all Venetians to pay to park in front of their homes At the same time, it would force those who live in mobile homes out of their vehicles and on to the streets. 
As in court trials, the decision is supposed to be based upon the facts presented at the hearing. In this case, the decision was so vague it could have been written long before the hearing took place.
Text of the Decision
The following coastal development permits (CDPs) were approved without conditions:
CDP No. 08-07: OPD 520 – Oxford Triangle Area
CDP No. 08-08: OPD 521 – Presidents Row Area
CDP No. 08-1 1 : OPD 526 -Villa Marina Area
The following CDPs were approved with a condition:
CDP No. 08-09: OPD 522 -West Venice Area
CDP No. 08-10: OPD 523 – East Venice Area
The following is the condition placed on CDP No. 08-09:
“Extend the operating hours of Parking Lot 800, located along Pacific Avenue between Windward Avenue and Venice Way in OPD 522, to overlap with the OPD restriction period (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.), with a maximum of 4 hours of parking during 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.”
The following is the condition placed on CDP No. 08-10:
“Extend the operating hours of Parking Lot 740, located near the intersection of Main Street and Rose Avenue in OPD 523, to overlap with the OPD restriction period (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.).”
A copy of the Final Staff Reports and Coastal Development Permits are available for review at http://eng.lacity.org/techdocslemglEnvironmental~Review~Documents.htm.

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