Burbank Paints Red Curbs for Blocks, Customers Can't Park
Looks like Burbank officials goofed on the whole letting the business community know they were taking away blocks of parking to add traffic lanes. Not only does it exacerbate the current recession for owners, but it has possible legal ramifications with the law, says Damien Newton at LA Streetsblog: "In May of 2008, when the debate over the fate of the Mayor's Pico-Olympic Plan was at its hottest, a Superior Court Judge ruled that the City of Los Angeles needed to do an environmental study of the effects on eliminating street parking before moving forward with the plan to increase capacity on the two thru-fares at rush hour. The judge specifically noted the poor public outreach done by LADOT and the City, an outreach campaign that looks like a model for good government next to Burbank's." A Burbank traffic engineer admitted outreach could have been better. There was about a 24 hours notice given.