The Venice Town Council devoted its December meeting to building the fight against permit parking in Venice.
At the meeting and in the following few days, 33 multi-page appeals were made to the California Coastal Commission, which has the authority to overrule the city of Los Angeles in its attempt to impose the restricted overnight parking.
The application for Venice permit parking was made by an official of the city’s Dept. of Transportation, with the urging of some Venice residents who see the permits as a way to eliminate recreational vehicles from the streets.
RV owners would be ineligible for permits unless they also had a valid stationary address in Venice. Also ineligible for permits would be all residents who live between Speedway and Ocean Front Walk. In addition, residents of Venice walk streets would have no say on whether surrounding streets required permits.
The California Coastal Commission is likely to take up the appeals at its meeting in early February.