SILVER LAKE — Club Los Globos has emerged as a popular neighborhood nightspot. Perhaps it’s too popular. Neighbors near the Sunset Boulevard club have complained about patrons taking up street parking, making noise and creating other trouble. Now, the council office, with the support of the nightclub, has come up with a proposal to reduce the complaints: permit parking.
The Department of Transportation, at the request of Council District 13, has proposed banning overnight parking from 6 pm to 8 am on several streets south of Sunset near the club. Only residents who purchase the necessary permits (see costs below) would be able to park on those streets without getting a $68 ticket. It would be the newest of Preferential Parking District in the neighborhood, where permit parking is restricted on several residential streets further west near Sunset Junction.
Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, in a letter to the Department of Transportation, explained why permit parking is needed:“My office has received numerous complaints from constituents in the area. Many of them share their experience with patrons of the Los Globos nightclub, which draws a heavy crowd to the neighborhood Customers leaving after 2 a m are drinking, loitering, and urinating throughout the neighborhood, and the residents are exasperated. A parking district will give them some relief.”
Los Globos manager Ben Fried said the parking restriction would clear up “any misperceptions about our impact on neighborhood parking” and are supported by the club.
“We would never want our patrons to take any resident’s parking spaces, and we fully encourage and support permitted parking in our area,” Fried said in an email. “Our own 80 car parking lot located a few doors down from us on Sunset is typically only half full most of the evenings due to the proliferation of social media options such as Uber and Lyft.”
The Cost of Permit Parking
- Annual Permit: $34 (three per household)
- Visitor Permit: $22.50 for four months (two per household)
- One-Day Guest Permit: $2.50
- Cost of Violation: $68
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