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Will L.A. City Council Members Roll Back Their Homeless Parking Bans?

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Will L.A. City Council Members Roll Back Their Homeless Parking Bans?

HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — A homeless veteran prepares to spend the night in one of L.A.’s few Safe Parking lots On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu quietly introduced a motion that would rescind an “Overnight Parking District” he created in Hollywood in April.

Encompassing a small cluster of commercial streets between Santa Monica Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, the established district made it illegal for cars to park in the area between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. at the risk of being towed. According to the original resolution, it was intended to protect residents from “the problem of criminal activity and health and safety issues related to non-residents and homeless parking their vehicles overnight in their neighborhood.”

While a minor change in parking restrictions might seem insignificant at first […]

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