Expanded to Include Fiske and Albright
This week, preferential parking signs went up on several blocks of Fiske Street and part of Albright (between Fiske and Embury). This is the second group of streets around Caruso’s Palisades Village to enact permitted parking.
With the opening of Caruso’s mall last September, residents on Monument, Embury, Charm Acres and portions of Via de la Paz and Albright Streets, which surround the area, were impacted by customer and employee parking, leaving little room for homeowners or guests vehicles.
Petitions were signed by residents and submitted to the City and, in early December, Preferential Parking District No. 268 was formed, which regulated parking on several blocks of those streets. Two-hour parking is allowed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and no parking from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. – unless the person has a 268 permit.
A resident wrote Circling the News that “we waited to see if the opening of the Caruso project would impact our neighborhood but were quickly overwhelmed by employees parking in the neighborhood.”
Although some Fiske residents in the 1000 block off Albright said they felt badly that they were “simply pushing the problem to Galloway and other streets, Caruso has done absolutely nothing to require employees to park in the parking structure, as required by Caruso’s personal written agreement with the community.”
One resident said that Caruso charges each employee about $130 per month to park in the structure, equivalent to more than one day’s wages for the average employee. Several workers told residents that their employees do not pay for parking.
If other Alphabet street residents want permit parking installed on their block, they need to request a petition from the City of Los Angeles and obtain signatures of 75 percent of the residents (owners or renters). The person to contact at the Department of Transportation is Aron Thompson at Aron.Thompson@lacity.org.