Inglewood residents have begun gathering petition signatures from their neighbors to ‘opt out’ of the citywide permit parking program. Inglewood residents showed up in force for the Inglewood Parking and Traffic Commission meeting held September 22 where parking and traffic told residents they can “opt out” of the program, and here’s how.
Residents will be required to create a petition, and have 75% of their neighbors along their block, sign in favor of opting out of the citywide parking permit program.
“My neighbors have already started circulating a petition to opt out,” said Rosa Meza, who lives in the Avenues east of Crenshaw. Many residents living along 90th Street, which becomes Pincay, once you cross Crenshaw, heading to SoFi Stadium, didn’t mince words when it came to describing their experiences dealing with unruly stadium attendees.
“People are shitting on my neighbors yard and leaving feces and toilet paper behind,” said one angry resident who lives at the intersection of 90th and Crenshaw. “When my neighbors and I tell them to stop, they become aggressive.”
Residents also complained about the lack of parking enforcement and police officers patrolling the area.
“When you call traffic enforcement to come out and enforce the program, you get told they are all at the stadium, but you see them stalking us when we park on non game days to ticket US,” said an angry woman who lives near 2nd Ave and 90th Street.”
The parking commissioners stated the city would verify signatures with the city council having final say on whether your street would be exempt or not.
In the past, former City Clerk Yvonne Horton would verify signatures on petitions against voter rolls to determine validity as she explained during the city council meeting that removed city council meetings from 7pm to late afternoon.
The next parking and traffic commission meeting is scheduled for October 27 at 7pm. Mark your calendars and set a google alert on your phone.
People are not happy about what this man told them - the process to gather petitions to exempt their street from permit parking. Ultimately city council votes whether or not they will accept the 75% of households who sign the petition. It’s clear they making it up as they go. pic.twitter.com/0cEa70BGAD— Lennox-Inglewood Tenants Union (@InglewoodTenant) September 23, 2021
CITY STAFF TO CONTACT FOR CLARITY ON THE PROCESS TO “OPT OUT” OF THE CITYWIDE PARKING PERMIT PROGRAM
Eloy Castillo, principal engineer 310-412-8716 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Puglese, senior traffic engineer email@example.com
Luis Atwell, PW Director 310-412-5333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanna Nash, Administrative Aide 310-412-5392 email@example.com
You can always contact your council person too!
Mayor Butts firstname.lastname@example.org
George Dotson email@example.com
Dionne Faulk firstname.lastname@example.org
Eloy Morales email@example.com
Alex Padilla firstname.lastname@example.org