The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering has scheduled a public hearing Thursday, June 26th, to accept comments on the pending local Coastal Development Permits that will allow the implementation of Overnight Parking Districts (OPD) in Venice.

The public hearing is scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Avenue Elementary School, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

The formation of the districts,

OPD Nos. 520 through 523, was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in December 2006 and for OPD No. 526 in May 2007.

The overnight parking districts are located within five areas — the Oxford Triangle; Presidents Row; West Venice; East Venice;

and Villa Marina. All five districts are located within the

coastal zone and require a local permit from the city engineer.

The Los Angeles City Council established the OPDs and charged the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to address public safety concerns associated with the overnight parking of commercial vehicles and the abandonment of vehicles by non-residents.

The parking restriction signs

would be eligible to be posted in each district, subject to resident,

Neighborhood Council and City Council member requests. The signs would read, “No Parking, 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Nightly; Permits Exempted.”

The public hearing will provide an overview, maps of the overnight parking districts and information on the permit process. Department representatives will collect comments from the public on potential coastal issues.

For members of the public that cannot attend the public hearing,

written comments must be received by no later than 5 p.m. Friday, June 27th. Correspondence must be addressed to: Julie Van Wagner, Environmental Management Division, 1149 S. Broadway, Room 600, Los

Angeles, CA 90015. Comments may also be sent by fax to (213) 847-0656 or sent by e-mail to

Information, Dorothy Meyer, (949) 930-7259.