SILVER LAKE — Vehicle owners who want to park overnight on many of the streets surrounding the Silver Lake Reservoir will have to get a permit or face getting slapped with a $68 ticket.
Crews began installing the No Parking signs this week on sections of Silver Lake Boulevard and West Silver Lake Drive (see the map below for details). The permit parking restrictions have been in the works for more than a year after residents began complaining about the growing number of RVs, campers and other vehicles with people living in them that were parked for days at a time, according to the office of Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.
In addition, there were complaints that the area near the Silver Lake Meadow on Silver Lake Boulevard had become a “nighttime hangout for loitering and illegal activity,” said O’Farrell in a letter last year requesting the creation of the permit parking district.
O’Farrell said overnight parking restrictions would deter or eliminate that activity and deal with other concerns:
“Residents are frustrated as they witness people urinating m the gutter from their vehicles. Unlike their next door neighbors, they do not know these transients, nor whether they pose a danger to families. Our Senior Lead Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department tells me they are limited in their approach to this unhealthy and disconcerting behavior. In addition, Parking Enforcement has been threatened when asking people to move their vehicles after 72 hours.”
Now, parking will be prohibited between 2 am and 6 am unless unless residents have purchased a permit.
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