The Latest on Apron Parking on LA’s Westside

Great news for constituents who deal with the challenges of parking on the Westside.

Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Jaime De La Vega sent a letter to Councilman Bill Rosendahl and his colleagues on Thursday to provide the latest information on the issue of apron parking.

Honorable Members of the City Council:

The letter clarifies how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is responding to the
recent motion approved by City Council regarding apron parking. Please feel free to share with
your constituent mailing lists.

Per Council File 11-1676 (Koretz-Rosendahl motion) and advice of the Office of the City
Attorney, effective October 12, 2011 LADOT is not issuing parking citations under Los Angeles
Municipal Code section 80.53 for parking on a driveway apron. Traffic officers have been
instructed as to the change. In addition, any citations issued in error under LAMC section 80.53
on October 12, 2011 or later will be administratively canceled.

LADOT will continue to enforce other sections of the LAMC and California Vehicle Code,
including: CVC section 22500(e), which prohibits parking in front of the driveway, and CVC
section 22500(f), which prohibits parking on the sidewalk.

Jaime de la Vega
General Manager

Expanding on this memo: if your vehicle is parked in the driveway area between the sidewalk and the street (the apron), it is perfectly legal now to do so. But, if your vehicle blocks the sidewalk or parks on the street in front of the driveway, you are still at risk of being ticketed. Please keep this in mind next time you are parking.

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