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Oh, Awesome: West Hollywood Approves Longer Parking Meter Enforcement Hours
Diners, revelers, gallery dwellers, concert goers, and shoppers who do their business in West Hollywood, take note: Soon you'll be paying for parking for more hours of the day at the city's many metered spots.This is thanks to the approval of extended parking meter enforcement hours by the West Hollywood City Council. West Hollywood Patch explains where the stretching will take place:
Through the plan, the hours of all parking meters between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Drive will be extended to 8 a.m. until midnight on Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday. The hours of operation for meters along La Cienega Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue would be extended to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The idea behind this is to encourage motorists to use parking structures and to promote higher turnover at city meters. This is supposed to help those frequenting WeHo businesses, according to the Council.
Those opposing the plan include employees of businesses located along Santa Monica Boulevard who have been making the most of the free on-street parking there that kicks in after the 8 p.m. meter cutoff time. Many of those employees' shifts end in the wee hours, and if they park at farther-flung lots, they'll be walking after a long day's work with pockets stuffed full of cash tips, presenting a safety hazard.
Councilman John Duran says it's simply a matter of the city better addressing the issue of supply and demand.
The new meter enforcement hours will go into effect no sooner than July 1.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
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A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.