The West Hollywood Transportation Commission will consider city staff's recommendation to extend parking meter hours throughout the city at Wednesday's Transportation Commission meeting.
The meeting will kick off at 7 p.m. in the community conference room at West Hollywood City Hall. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their opinion on the proposed extension.
Earlier this month, city public works director Oscar Delgado said that city staff will recommend meter hours are extended to 2 a.m. on the Westside of the city during the week and on Saturday and that meters remain operation until 10 p.m. on the Eastside of the city, towards Fairfax. He also mentioned that hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. could be put in place for Sunday in both areas.
However, on Tuesday, Delgado said that alterations have been made to the original recommendations.
Delgado said that for the Westside of the city, from La Cienaga Boulevard to roughly Doheny Drive, city staff will recommend that parking meters are enforced from 8 a.m. through midnight, Monday through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
On the Eastside of the city, from La Cienaga Boulevard to Fairfax Avenue, staff will recommend that meters are operational from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Here is where things get a bit tricky.
Delgado said that from Fairfax to La Brea Avenue, staff will recommend that only the meters on Santa Monica Boulevard be affected, and their new hours be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. However, all meters between Fairfax and La Brea not on Santa Monica Boulevard will not undergo any change in hours.
In addition, all meters north of Santa Monica on La Brea will not be affected. Meters south of Santa Monica on La Brea, city staff will recommend have hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Delgado said that city staff chose not to recommend hour enforcement changes on several side streets because they are often used by employees or residents for overnight parking and swept only once a week. Santa Monica Boulevard, which is swept every day, is not normally used for overnight parking.
What are your thoughts about these hours? Will you attend Wednesday's meeting?