Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT): Change the parking signs at Sunset Beach, Pacific Palisades
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Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT): Change the parking signs at Sunset Beach, Pacific Palisades

    1. Petition by

      Bronwyn Major

      seal beach, CA

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September 2013

Victory

Bronwyn Major: After many emails...and then follow ups after not getting a reply - I finally received a response. This provided me with valuable information, directing me to the individual who makes decisions when it comes to this particular stretch of PCH. Persistence and Determination.

This petition seeks to change the restricted hours of parking signs at Sunset Beach Surf Point, along PCH between Gladstones and the Bel Air Bay Club, in Pacific Palisades. We are seeking these signs be changed to be consistent with the hours currently posted at Topanga Beach Surf Point and other locations along the PCH. The signs currently posted at Sunset prohibit parking from 10pm to 6am, hours which are intended to discourage overnight parking. The signs currently posted at Topanga prohibit parking from 10pm to 5am. We are requesting the hours at Sunset be changed to reflect those at Topanga, allowing for dawn patrol surfers to be able to park at first light, 5am, during the summer months.
It seems over the past week, ticketing surfers parked at Sunset Beach has suddenly become parking enforcement's modus operandi, as they are issuing citations up to 5 minutes before 6am. If the purpose of the signs and their enforcement is to discourage overnight parking, one could say dedicated surfers are being unfairly targeted in an attempt to gather revenue for the city.
We hope through this change, parking enforcement will prove more effective, all the while, allowing surfers to get in a morning session, stress free, at a famed Los Angeles surf break.

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    1. WE DID IT!!!

      Bronwyn Major
      Petition Organizer

      After many of emails, Our Voices have been heard!!! As result, new signs have been ordered from Caltrans! The new signs will read 'No Parking 10pm to 5am' and will be installed when they are received. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone, for your support and taking the time to sign the petition. Come summer, we can reap the benefit of our hard work and determination. Thank you all, again. Always remember to 'Take 3'. ;)

    2. Parking Enforcement Unfairly Targeting Sunset Beach, Surfers Say

      Bronwyn Major
      Petition Organizer
      Parking Enforcement Unfairly Targeting Sunset Beach, Surfers Say

      Surfers at favorite Pacific Palisades beach spot want City of Los Angeles to amend overnight parking restrictions by one hour to be consistent with other surf spots along the PCH.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Michael Hass SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      dawn patrol

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    • Benjamin Bertsch LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is an important change as I like many people like to get in the ocean very early.

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    • joi lee NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      to park for an early surf session in summer

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    • Larry Queen SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      It opens the beach to those who will use it for recreation at first light before the work day starts.

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    • Noel Anenberg SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a surfer

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