The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering has approved local coastal development permits for overnight parking restrictions in four sections of Venice, as well as the Villa Marina area near Marina del Rey.
The bureau approved the permits for the five overnight parking districts August 26th, beginning a ten-day appeal period scheduled to end at 5 p.m. Friday, September 5th.
The parking districts, which would restrict parking between 2 and 6 a.m. nightly, could be applied for areas including the Oxford Triangle, Presidents Row, East Venice, West Venice and Villa Marina.
The city has proposed the parking restrictions in response to resident concerns regarding oversized vehicles, primarily recreational vehicles, parking on streets for extended periods of time. The parking restriction signs will be installed only on a block-by-block basis by the Department of Transportation, upon written request from residents, the Venice Neighborhood Council and City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office.
When the parking district signs have been approved, residents in the respective neighborhood will be notified two to three weeks prior to installation. Vehicles displaying valid permits will be exempt, but vehicles with disabled placards will not be exempt.
The overnight parking districts are in the City of Los Angeles jurisdiction, but two of them — West and East Venice — are also within the Coastal Zone, requiring California Coastal Commission approval, according to the Bureau of Engineering.
Following the appeal period for the bureau’s permit approval, the Department of Public Works will have 30 days to make a final decision on the permits.
The public will then have 20 working days to appeal the decision to the coastal commission, said Jimmy Tokeshi, a Department of Public Works spokesman.