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Hollywood Sign Parking and Politics

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Street parking in several neighborhoods around the
Hollywood Sign could be further restricted under a proposal that will be
considered tomorrow by the City Council.
The Hollywoodland Homeowners Association wants the city to expand
Hollywood Sign in five existing preferential parking districts from the current
weekend hours to seven days a week.
Only residents who pay an annual fee to the city Transportation
Department for a placard are permitted to park on the street during select
Hollywood Sign-0060hours in preferential parking districts.
According to a motion by Councilman Tom LaBonge, increasing those hours
is necessary because tourists continue to park on neighborhood streets while
visiting the Hollywood Sign.
“As the popularity of the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Park
continued to increase with the public and tourists, street parking has impacted
the immediate area,” according to LaBonge’s motion.
Hollywood Sign hiker copy   Residents of the area asked LaBonge during a committee meeting last week
to push through the amendment during his final weeks in office. LaBonge will
be termed-out in July.
The expanded hours for the parking districts were backed by the City
Council’s five-member Transportation Committee, and will go to a vote by the
full council tomorrow.

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