Valley councilwoman pushes back on LA vehicle dwelling law with parking restrictions – California News

Valley councilwoman pushes back on LA vehicle dwelling law with parking restrictions – California News


The City Council’s Transportation Committee approved several resolutions Wednesday that would effectively prevent people from living out of their cars on some northeast San Fernando Valley streets where that activity is still allowed, despite a ban that went into effect earlier this year.

The resolutions apply to Councilwoman Nury Martinez’s district, and would result in signs barring large vehicles, such as motorhomes, from parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. along specific streets.

Several of the parking restriction signs would go up in an industrial part of Sun Valley that is home to recycling plants, auto repair shops and manufacturing facilities. Several of the streets in that area have been used for years by homeless individuals to park their cars overnight.

“It’s all resident driven,” Martinez said of the resolutions, during an interview with the Los Angeles Daily News following the meeting.

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The resolutions arise out of complaints from her constituents about the trash and unsanitary conditions related to people living in motorhomes parked on the streets in her district, Martinez said.

She pointed to pictures showing encampments spilling onto sidewalks, one near a sports utility vehicle and another next to a motorhome.

Posted parking restrictions serve as exceptions to the vehicle dwelling law that went into effect in January and allows people to live out of their cars along industrial and commercial streets, but bans them from lodging on streets next to…

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