Overnight parking by permit only for block of Park Ave/Prospect Ave between 10th and 11th

Overnight parking by permit only for block of Park Ave/Prospect Ave between 10th and 11th

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Mel Young started this petition to Councilwoman Suzie Price

Over the past year, the number of people sleeping in their cars in front of our homes has multiplied.  As a result, our neighborhood has seen an increase in crime that has become intolerable.  We, the signers of this petition, request that the City of Long Beach institute Preferential Parking to prohibit overnight parking on our block’s perimeter which includes Prospect Ave., Park Ave., 10th Street and 11th Street.

Recently a bicycle was stolen from a second floor balcony as the thieves have become more brazen, something that has not ever happened previously. Our balconies used to feel safe. 

Not only has the number of thefts in our neighborhood increased dramatically, we frequently have people trespassing, loitering, littering, window peeping, setting of fireworks, urinating and vandalizing our property on nearly a daily basis.  Many of us are scared to walk our dogs or go out at night.  Certainly this impacts our lives, reducing our rights liberty and privacy.

As we understand that Police resources are thin, we believe that instituting permit-required overnight parking will mitigate many of these problems.  Our continually calling the police has not made an impact. 

Our city council woman, Suzie Price, has the power to help us obtain permit parking.  Part of Prospect Avenue already has permit parking, so this is not new to our neighborhood.  We contend that wrapping our block with permit parking will add an extra layer of distance, making us and our homes less convenient targets.

By signing this petition, we specifically request these parking limits.  We also request that our leaders take additional actions and find new solutions to mitigate the number of homeless people on our streets and in our park  Please start by simply limiting parking.  Please work to help us feel safer in our homes and neighborhood.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!