Del Amo Woods Parking Restrictions
To All Palo Del Amo Woods Residents,
Thank you to the residents who attended our General Meeting on November 19 at Corner Stone Church.
In response to residents complaints about oversize vehicles parking in The Woods, Mr. Alvin Ly, Los Angeles County Public Works attended our meeting and outlined three available options for our community:
1. Adding Street Sweeping signs on all streets:
About half of the streets within Palo Del Amo Woods Community do not have street sweeping signs installed. We can look into the feasibility of installing street sweeping signs on those streets. For this option, we need to coordinate with our Road Maintenance staff to determine the time and locations of the street sweeping restrictions within the community. We anticipate the regulations would be adopted by early 2020 and the signs installed in Spring 2020.
2. Oversize vehicle (aka Nonconforming Vehicle) parking restriction:
This will restrict any vehicles, including, but not limited to, recreational vehicles, vehicles towing trailers or boats, as well as any vehicles measures more than 8 feet in width; 7.5 feet in height; or 20 feet in length on public roadways at all times, unless a permit is displayed on the vehicle. Each permit will be valid for one day. Owners of Nonconforming Vehicles may receive up to 30 permits per year from the local Sheriff’s station. Permits may not be used for more than two consecutive 24-hour periods. Nonconforming Vehicle restriction also requires 2/3 concurrence from the residents who may get impacted by the restriction and involves extensive community engagements and may take over a year to get adopted.
3. Preferential Parking District (PPD):
This may be considered when we receive a request from a resident of a property abutting the residential street segment for which the district is requested. A petition with minimum of 2/3 concurrence from the residents within a proposed PPD must be received by Public Works to consider a study. The study will define the boundary of PPD and determine if a minimum parking occupancy level of 70 percent is met and a minimum of 50 percent of those observed parked vehicles must be commuter vehicles. Preferential Parking District involves extensive community engagements and can take as much as a couple years to establish. Once the PPD is established, a letter and an application stating a minimum permit fee will be mailed to all residents, so they may apply for parking permits. Citations will be issued to those vehicles parking on the streets without displaying valid parking permits.
Please read through the above recaps and provide your feedback.
Michael Jensen, Interim President
Open Letter To My Palo Del Amo Woods Neighbors
Dear Palo Del Amo Woods neighbors,
Do you know your neighbors? Do you enjoy where you live? Do you wish to keep it that way?
If your answers are YES – Keep reading!
Our community continues to face an increasing number of encroaching threats and challenges from the areas around us, from homeless transients to graffiti and crime. All of which can only be prevented by community involvement and political engagement.
Over the past 4 years, these issues have all been handled with great success, by a small, dedicated group of volunteers, handling everything from interacting with law enforcement and elected officials to HOA Board duties, picnic planning and daily graffiti patrols. All while having busy FULL time jobs.
After 4 years it’s time for YOU, the new volunteers, to join the fight and help keep our community the Palo Del Amo Woods we all love.
We need your help! We need volunteers for a number of tasks, none of which require more than about 1hr a week.
Among others, we need help with:
An Inside View
Robert Hamilton, Past President