Traffic & Parking OKs Crescent Q-Zone Restrictions

South Crescent Drive homeowners last week petitioned to restrict visitor parking on their block. A split commission agreed: residents there accommodate visitor parking and that means inconvenience for the petitioner because he can’t park in front of his home. The test for the commission was to balance the petitioners’ interests against negative impacts to nearby residents and in our view the commission failed. Here is why that matters.

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Crescent Homeowners Say No to Visitor Parking

Homeowners are petitioning the city to modify the preferential parking permit zone on the 200 block of South Crescent. Their objective is to prevent any visitor from parking on their street. While the proposed ‘No Parking Anytime, Permit Q Exempt’ designation could benefit fewer than 40 homeowners, it would make curb parking more difficult for hundreds of multifamily households south of Wilshire. Street parking is already a challenge. This new designation would make it worse by pushing day & nighttime parking demand from Crescent to our blocks.

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Council OKs Multifamily Preferential Parking on Canon

Multifamily residents from Reeves to Crescent received a mailed notice last fall that said the Traffic & Parking Commission would consider modifying preferential parking on the 200 and 300 blocks of Canon. We stepped up to oppose excluding multifamily permit-holders. Residents came back with another petition to allow multifamily permit-holders. Commissioners and City Council agreed: modify the Q-zone.

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Renters Alliance to City: Keep Multifamily Parking on South Canon

Recently we received a notice in the mail that the city’s Traffic & Parking Commission would consider modifying preferential parking on the 200 and 300 blocks of Canon Drive to allow only homeowners who live there to park at the curb. But these are public streets and their property stops at the sidewalk. They don’t own the curb!

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