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LAPD Cracks Down on Parking Next to New HQ

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at 11:42AM
No Parking Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A letter placed on the windshield of an LADOT vehicle informs the driver that there is no parking along Main street next to LAPD's new headquarters.

Since the opening of the new Police Administration Building across from City Hall, opportunistic drivers -- most of them in LAPD vehicles -- have found Main street between 1st and 2nd a perfect place to park.

The only problem -- it's not legal.

Seems LAPD has decided to crack down on that. A walk down the street this morning showed several vehicles bearing letters from Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz.

To ensure the flow of traffic, maintain security and to obey the law, parking is strictly prohibited on all streets directly adjacent to the Police Headquarters Facility. Alternate parking is located at 260 South Main Street and in the parking structure east of the old Parker Center (Judge John Aiso Street between Temple Street and 1st Street).

Any vehicle parked next to the Police Headquarters Facility will be subject to citation and towing.

It remains to be seen what definition of "any" the department is using, though. While the note was posted on several vehicles on that stretch on Wednesday morning, it was not found on three LAPD black and whites parked in the same place.

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