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.