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NOPD Group Presents Their Reasoning

Note:  Update gave the no overnight parking district (NOPD) group the opportunity to submit their reasoning for not having OPD.  It was to be an issue devoted solely for them.  David Ewing submitted the following, representing the only input so he was queried if he minded whether other stories were added.  As of press time, he has not answered so other things are added.  This does not mean that NOPD supporters cannot continue to submit.

The following is the NOPD flyer submitted by David Ewing.

PROTECT BEACH ACCESS!

No on the OPD

Bad for Venice- Bad for Everyone.

OVERNIGHT PARKING DISTRICT (OPD):
« Restricts parking between 2am-5am.
« Ignores the real parking problems.
« Undermines support for the Coastal Act-which protects us from high-rise hotels and from the fencing off of exclusive beachfronts.

FOR VENETIANS:
« A tax for permission to park on your own street-but no guarantee you’ll find a spot when you come home from work.
« A bureaucratic nightmare. Permits for residents, permits for guests, more permits for parties: All must be purchased ahead of time. Guest permits have to be renewed 3 times a year. You will have to stand in line at a government office in Los Angeles to buy your permit.
« Fines – $68 every time you forget to display a permit.

FOR ALL BEACHGOERS:
« It’s everyone’s beach. Let’s keep it that way. If residents get first dibs on street parking by restrictions from 2am-5am, they aren’t going to move their cars to make room for daytime beach visitors.
« The OPD is part of a larger plan to take away the public beach bit by bit. A locals only beach with access limited by curfew, an Oversize Vehicle Ordinance and now another attempt at an OPD-with around the clock permit parking in the works.

OPD WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST:
« Valet abuses or commercial parking overflow.
« Daytime beach parking.
« Oversize vehicles.

RESTRICTED PARKING IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION
« Venice has hundreds of parking spaces that are closed at night. If we really want more parking, let’s open them up.

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