Posted Dec. 28, 2015, 9:00 am
Parking in Los Angeles could become smarter and fairer, thanks to a series of seven motions authored by L.A. councilman Mike Bonin and submitted to the L.A. City Council earlier this month.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:03 am
Cars bob-and-weave, most jockeying for the next open parking meter. A bike rider makes his way along the green bikeway that hugs the left side of parked cars. A woman exits Starbucks, coffee in hand, and gets in her car. She barely pulls away before another car takes her place at the meter.
Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:19 am
A smartphone app that has been guiding drivers to open parking spaces in Santa Monica is being expanded to Venice and Hollywood today.
Posted Mar. 5, 2015, 12:25 pm
Less than two weeks after The Mirror reported on a handful of vehicles being towed daily at 2 pm thanks to a change in parking enforcement signage, the City has removed all 12 parking meters along the south side of Olympic Drive between Main and Fourth and painted the curb red to signify no parking 24/7.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 9:13 am
With a total 38 operational guest rooms, and a sizeable staff, Santa Monica’s Palihouse is having its impact felt on surrounding streets. Street parking is backed up for blocks surrounding the boutique hotel, as guests and staff fill available spots, often double-parking until a space frees up.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:36 am
Recent changes in parking enforcements along Olympic Drive between Main and Fourth streets in Santa Monica are seeing a number of cars towed away each afternoon.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:34 am
A new invention from Santa Monican Ed Walsh is set to change the way that parking and residential permits are displayed on vehicles across the country.
Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 10:00 am
Dear Editor, I’ve been a Santa Monica resident for years, and apparently I reside in the “SMC Madison Campus” area. I received postcards in the mail informing me that additional parking meters will be installed in my area.
Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 9:26 am
50th District Assemblyman Richard Bloom (Dem-Santa Monica) has announced that after many months of meetings and negotiations, the California Department of Finance has agreed to release six downtown Santa Monica parking structures to the city that were previously in limbo because of redevelopment dissolution laws imposed by the state in 2011.
Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 3:52 pm
The City of Santa Monica has officially opened its new Parking Structure #6 at 1431 2nd Street in downtown Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 19, 2013, 8:39 am
The renovated Parking Structure 6 at 1431 2nd Street (between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard) in downtown Santa Monica will open to the public at 2 pm today, Dec. 19.
Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 7:41 am
If you are the owner of a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with a specific color decal or before a certain date, then you may be entitled to free metered parking within Santa Monica city limits.
Posted Aug. 24, 2013, 9:06 am
With everyone looking up and pondering whether the blue sky and sun will give way to high-rise developments, the Downtown Specific Plan is not the only blueprint for the future that Santa Monica’s civic leaders are currently deliberating.
Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 9:13 am
Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor and Public Works director Martin Pastucha joined City officials Wednesday for the topping out ceremony for the redevelopment of Parking Structure 6, located on 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:33 am
The Santa Monica City Council approved April 9 a resolution that would establish new parking rates in downtown structures for disabled tenants living in 100 percent affordable housing in the area, particularly where onsite parking is unavailable.
Posted Feb. 19, 2013, 9:04 am
Planning to park at the Main Library parking lot for an entire weekday? Expect to pay twice as much to do so, as the Santa Monica City Council approved Tuesday a rate increase for those parking at the Main Library.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:32 am
A new council was installed Tuesday night and suddenly two developments that seemed so certain of moving forward earlier this year may have significantly altered plans. While the Dec. 11 meeting ended with a vote to rescind the adoption of an ordinance granting a development agreement to replace Village Trailer Park with a multi-use development, the Santa Monica City Council earlier directed staff to explore whether a state-of-the-art movie theater can still be built in the downtown after AMC bowed out of the negotiation process in November.
Posted Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 pm
Planning to park in the downtown Santa Monica? New parking rates and changes to free parking time limits come into play this Monday, Oct. 1.
Posted Aug. 25, 2012, 2:09 am
Recently when jogging by Santa Monica College I noticed holes being drilled into the center of every metered parking space and a strange object being inserted. When I got home it dawned on me what I saw. I remembered reading that the city of Santa Monica was going to put sensors beneath each metered parking space so that when a car departed the meter would reset to zero.