An important hearing is coming up this week regarding Los Angeles’ beach curfew.
The curfew -- which closes five city beach parks–including Dockweiler, Venice, and Will Rogers in Council District 11 – from midnight until 5:00 am.has been on the city books for decades, and the Venice curfew got renewed enforcement about ten years ago at the direction of then-Councilman Bill Rosendahl. The move was controversial, and subject to years of litigation.
As a result of the litigation, the City Department of Recreation and Parks is applying for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) from the California Coastal Commission to maintain the operating hours of the City’s beach parks.
The City Bureau of Engineering will hold a public hearing on October 5, 2017, to consider whether to request approval of the on-going implementation of the operating hours. The hearing will be at 6:00 pm in the Westchester Senior Center Community Room, located at 8740 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. CURFEW HEARING LOCATION CHANGE: A large crowd is expected at this evening's community hearing about the beach curfew, so the hearing is being moved to the nearby Westchester Recreation Center (7000 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045) to better accommodate the number of neighbors expected to attend.
You are invited and encouraged to attend this hearing so your input about continuing, ending, or modifying the beach curfew can be heard.