The Los Angeles City Council approved a proposal to require valet parking operators to file a permit and adhere to a set of guidelines through a City ordinance.
Councilmembers approved the Valet Parking Permit Program 13-0 and directed the City Attorney to draft the ordinance, which could take several weeks.
While the ordinance is being drafted, City staff will work with interested stakeholders and the council offices to hear their concerns and incorporate programmatic changes as needed.
Following a Public Safety committee meeting on the proposed valet parking permit program (Nov 16), some community leaders from Venice expressed concern that Westside communities were not consulted on the latest revival of the proposal. Venice Beach is considered to be one of the top dining and entertainment destinations in the City.
In his remarks today, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl made it clear to the Council that his constituent’s voices would be heard and incorporated into any final proposal.
The initial report and accompanying file on the issue can be found here.