June 13, 2012
I wanted to add my concerns to Cary Anderson's regarding following the rules where it regards traffic incursion into the residential neighborhoods.
For myself, it is not a matter of a rare instance of an organization holding a charitable event that brings outside traffic into my neighborhood. My block has had permit parking since 1982. The hours for enforcement were expanded about 15 years to match the hours of continued outside incursion.
After all of these years I continue to request Parking Enforcement several times a week because drivers feel the restrictions do not apply to them. There are times on the weekends, outside of the hours of enforcement, when we cannot park on our own residential block.
During the past few weeks there has been some sort of fund-raising activity every weekend within sight of my home or affecting traffic on my block. I find flyers abandoned in place, left to rot on on street lights -- is that how a polite guest behaves?
How many parking stalls were taken out of public service at Veterans Park to handle the staging of the Car Show in the downtown area?
I can add sexual assault to the statement I made to the Culver City Council regarding my supporting the Safe Routes to Schools grant application that seems to have died a quiet death. We've had vehicles side-swiped by hit & run drivers, a car roll over on its roof and damage a parked car, two school children injured by vehicles crossing the street and the daily occurrence of vehicles running the stop signs or talking or texting on their cell phones as they zip down the street.
You can imagine my concern when I see children trying to flag down vehicles so they can purchase a car wash for some fund-raiser.
Where we obviously have a problem with pick-up areas for the students of CCHS, CCMS, Farragut Drive Elementary, Center for Child Development and now possibly the soon to be relocated Culver Park High School I see CCUSD Employee Parking Permits on vehicles in the surrounding residential streets.
The City needs to work on having events and activities that do not impact the residential areas over and over and over.
John L. Heyl