South Gate : Ordinance Would Control Overnight Street Parking

In an effort to curb its parking problems, the South Gate City Council has introduced an ordinance that would require residents to get permits in order to park overnight on the streets.

There would be a fee to obtain a permit, but the council delayed a decision on the amount of the fee until a public hearing can be held next month. No hearing date has been set. The city staff has recommended a fee of $65 per vehicle per year.

Fifty-three residents signed a petition protesting the overnight parking ordinance, which would allow the city to tow cars that do not have permits between the hours of 2:30 and 5 a.m. The ordinance is scheduled to be finalized by the council at its Aug. 26 meeting.