Residents pushing for overnight parking restrictions in Venice

A Chevy Van and an RV serve as homes in Venice
A Chevy Van and an RV serve as homes in Venice
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People who live in Venice have long complained about the recreational vehicles, campers and other big vehicles often parked in front of their homes. Now, Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is offering an opportunity for some relief.

Councilman Rosendahl proposes street signs that ban vehicles more than 7 feet high or 22 feet long on certain blocks between two and six o’ clock in the morning.

The locations will depend on the people who live or run businesses on certain blocks. If two-thirds or more on a given block agree to have the city post such a sign, it’ll go up.

Before crews can install the signs, the L.A. City Council must approve an ordinance that provides more details and guidance. Rosendahl plans to ask his colleagues to expedite that process next week.

In the meantime, his office is providing petitions for people in Venice to circulate to their neighbors.

He says this is one of the few tools his constituents can use because the California Coastal Commission has denied the city’s attempts to establish residents-only overnight parking districts.