Parking Meters In Silver Lake?

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I found this flyer blanketing my street and my building today. Anybody got the scoop on what the plan is? Will there be resident permits? Speaking as a poor, non-spot-having, street parker, this makes me leeery.

11 Replies to “Parking Meters In Silver Lake?”

  1. I lived in Hollywood for two years with only street parking — meters all over the place and no permit parking — and it was madness. Difficult to impossible to find parking for myself, let alone guests. Now I live in WeHo. Permits are easy to get, including guest permits. Hassle and stress significantly reduced.

    Push for permits. L.A. does issue permits for the “nicer” parts of town.

  2. I am so frigging tired of meters, meters everywhere and getting gouged for parking. It’s just one more inconvienence of living in this city!!!!! Will it never end? I’m going to this and complaining. Thanks for the heads up Jay.

  3. The flyer reads that meters are being considered “along the business corridors of Silver Lake.” I’m not even sure what that means. Looks like I’ll be trying to attend this meeting to see what’s what.

  4. Yeah, I love the blantant class distinction of the permit system here. Poor neighborhood – good luck finding a space in your own neighborhood to park. Rich neighborhood – outsiders & darkies stay out!

  5. All meters will do is push more parkers onto the community’s side streets — where we LIVE and WE need to park. I don’t want to end up parking 6 blocks from my house merely because the City wants to make a little cash!

  6. hmm, i wonder if i’ll have one when i come home today. i know for sure they’re wanting to put them along sunset over where i live, in the sunset junction area. i think it sounds bad for us non-parking space having residents, too. it’s bad enough when the valets for the restaurants (cliffs edge and tantra, i’m looking in YOUR direction) park all of their cars, since they don’t have lots, on all of the side streets, on the weekends, in our spaces. but now with meters too? it’s gonna be rough, i’m afraid.

  7. Don’t the meters only operate during the day? And not on Sunday? Probably something that will be discussed at the meeting.

  8. Speaking of valet parking, I’m almost positive it’s against the law for a business to simply cover a meter and put out a “valet parking” sign. A business can petition the city to have a meter removed or appended with a sign noting the valet parking hours, but otherwise they have no authority to prevent you from parking at a meter.

    I obsessed over this a while back and actually studied the CA. Civil Code, but it’s been a while. Maybe someone will brush up on it and cause some havoc.

    :)

  9. I’ve visited plenty of friends who live in permit only areas and have not had a problem with parking there.

    I think that the permit only idea, when implemented properly, preserves neighborhoods that happen to border on commercial areas. I think the best/most recent example in Silverlake is permit parking on the streets near Spaceland. It allows residents to actually park near their homes with the added bonus of less traffic late at night.

    I think it all depends on what’s motivating this move towards meters/permits. If it’s a resident initiated thing, I’m guessing that it’s more likely to benefit the residents.

  10. “Speaking of valet parking, I’m almost positive it’s against the law for a business to simply cover a meter and put out a “valet parking” sign.”

    I tried to make that very point to the troglodyte valet guy at Urth Cafe on main in Santa Monica. After a bit of mutual cussing, the asshat ripped my door open and tried to pull me out as I was driving off.

  11. “I think it all depends on what’s motivating this move towards meters/permits. If it’s a resident initiated thing, I’m guessing that it’s more likely to benefit the residents.”

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think it is, judging by conversations w/ angry neighbors, fliers on cars protesting it, and door-to-door people coming saying, “please help us protest this.”

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