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LA HABRA : Council Acts to Ease a Parking Problem

City Council members have decided to require 48 Marian Street residents to get parking permits in order to help solve parking problems in the area.

The move was in response to complaints from residents who said that members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church park their cars on Marian Street and make it difficult for them to finda spot to park in front of their homes.

“I’m very pleased,” Esther Corral, a Marian Street resident said of the city’s decision. She had asked officials to find a way to ease parking problems since the City Council last year approved construction of a homeless shelter, which has yet to be built, behind the church.

At the time, some residents had complained that the shelter, Mary’s Home for Transitional Families, may bring Marian Street even more parking problems. In response, the city came up with the parking permit idea.

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Mary’s Home officials said they believe the permits will ease residents’ concerns about parking. The shelter has offered to pay the $15 cost of the permits.

The fee is a one-time cost and gives each household four permits, Assistant City Manager Kathy Kim said. If additional permits are needed they will be issued at no cost, she added.

Once signs are posted, vehicles parked on Marian Street without a permit could either be towed or ticketed. The signs are expected to be up in the next few months.


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