City Council Unanimously Approve OPD’s


From the LATimes:

Venice Homeless Car Living

June 2, 2010 | 3:09 pm

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve restrictions on the overnight parking of large recreational vehicles in portions of Venice.

Under the agreement, the city would post signs for six months prohibiting the parking of vehicles taller than 7 feet from 2 to 6 a.m. The action is meant to address complaints of residents who say people living in cars and campers have brought late-night noise, public inebriation, crime, litter and dumping of raw sewage to the area. Some of those residents had clamored for permit parking, but many neighbors opposed that idea.

A Venice group, the California Coastal Commission and the city of Los Angeles tentatively approved the restrictions on oversize vehicles, which were then put to the council for a vote. If the signs don’t resolve the problem to residents’ satisfaction, they would be allowed to apply for overnight parking restrictions.