MANHATTAN BEACH – Parking cars on the streets is prohibited in Manhattan Beach on the weekends and federal holidays from May 15 to September 15, mainly to keep those from “out of town” or rather – outside the neighborhood – from clogging up the streets.
According to Council Member Deutsch, who represents the area, the rule is usually enforced. But on holidays, particularly July 4, the neighborhood tends to look like a “parking lot.”
It was no different this year, and after receiving numerous complaints from residents, Deutsch had a talk with the police officers from the 61st Precinct. The outcome? The restricted parking rule will be heavily enforced in the neighborhood.
For those wondering where one could park during the weekends and holidays, there’s a parking lot at Manhattan Beach Park. People can also park on Shore Boulevard and walk to the beach.
This isn’t the first time parking tickets became an issue in Manhattan Beach. During the July 4th weekend in 2015, it was Manhattan Beach residents themselves who received tickets for not enforcing this very rule. That Friday, July 3, many people woke up to $60 tickets because they were unaware that July 3 and 4 were both listed as holidays by the Department of Transportation.