Monday, December 18, 2006

FW: North Village Parking

Thank you for contacting Councilmember Weiss regarding parking in the North
Village. Our office understands that there has been a shortage of parking
in this area for many years, which has resulted in cars parking in the
aprons of driveways and on the public right of way.

Recently, the City was advised to comply with federal law requiring access
for people with disabilities (ADA) and must enforce existing municipal codes
that do not allow parking on sidewalks.

Given the extreme shortage of parking, and acknowledging that the majority
of residents in this area are UCLA students, Councilmember Weiss has asked
to defer some of the ticketing. This request for deferment would not
include cars parked in the apron of a driveway encroaching onto the sidewalk
or into the street beyond parked cars. Cars parked in this manner would be
aggressively ticketed. Sidewalks must not be blocked, and parked cars must
not prevent the passage of emergency vehicles in the roadway.

In the meantime, Councilmember Weiss will continue to consult with the City
Attorney and other City staff to seek future solutions to address the City's
legal responsibilities and the legitimate concerns of the residents in the
North Village area. Our office will also keep you posted on any
developments in the next few weeks.

If you have any questions, please call 310-289-0353.

Beverly A. Kenworthy
District Director & Planning Deputy
Council District 5
Councilmember Jack Weiss
822 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 102
Los Angeles, CA 90035
310.289.0365 fax

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