Wednesday, August 12, 2009

LA Times article

Coastal Commission is sued over Venice parking permits

Proponents of restricted overnight parking say the commission failed to 'protect coastal waters' by refusing to rule on the proposal. Street parking is not in their jurisdiction, commissioners say.
By Martha Groves
August 11, 2009
A Venice group on Monday sued the California Coastal Commission over the group's request to limit overnight parking in five areas near Venice Beach where residents have complained for years about the growing number of people living in cars and campers.

The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, raises a fundamental issue: Does the state coastal panel have the legal authority to determine where people can and cannot park in coastal areas?

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