In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of West Hollywood will again suspend enforcement of parking regulations for residential street sweeping and for parking on certain streets during rush hours. It also will grant local businesses some leeway in the deadline for filing for certain permits
Those streets where rush hour parking, once restricted, is now permitted include La Brea Avenue, Crescent Heights Boulevard and Fountain Avenue. Parking there from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. once was a ticketed offense. That suspension will be in effect until July 31.
Also, because many residents now are working from home, the city is again suspending until Aug. 31 enforcement of parking meter rules for residents with valid resident, guest, or visitor parking permits who decide to park at nearby metered spaces to accommodate street sweeping vehicles. Vehicles must have a permit displayed and may park up to 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the posted hours for street sweeping at the address where the permit is registered.
To help local businesses, most of which are closed because of the pandemic, the city has agreed to defer until Oct. 1 the deadline for businesses to pay annual renewal fees for business licenses and outdoor dining, valet meter, and valet sign encroachment permits for the calendar year of 2020. These 12-month fees will be pro-rated and businesses will only pay for nine months of the annual renewal fees.
Businesses that paid their business license and outdoor dining, valet meter, and valet sign encroachment permit renewal fees between Jan. 1 and July 10 will receive a three-month credit in the annual fee during the next annual billing cycle in calendar year 2021.
The City of West Hollywood shares municipal borders with the City of Los Angeles. To avoid uncertainty and confusion associated with various local parking regulations in place during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while some residents remain at home, the City of West Hollywood is implementing flexible temporary parking measures to coincide with those adopted by the City of Los Angeles. The City of West Hollywood may further suspend enforcement of parking regulations, as necessary, to maintain consistency with the City of Los Angeles.
More information about the enforcement of parking regulations can be found online at www.weho.org/parking. For information about parking citations, call the Parking Violations Bureau at (800) 687-2458.
All residents and businesses in the city of West Hollywood really need a break with the parking regulations and business fees as the pandemic is kicking up dirt again and causing more sickness.
Expect this situation to go on for the rest of the summer,but I would say the city and residents need to plan for stay-at-home orders and closed businesses for the rest of the year.The city is in the middle of this maelstrom and you can’t get away from it.