Public invited to weigh in on proposed parking restrictions in Alta Vista Way neighborhood

Alta Vista Way

A view looking down Alta Vista Way shows tight parking and narrow streets.

(Don Leach / Coastline Pilot)

The city will hold a public workshop Aug. 13 to discuss a proposed pilot program that would restrict parking in the Alta Vista Way neighborhood of Laguna Beach.

City staff and the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee are proposing limited parking on certain streets to provide room for public safety vehicles.

A fire engine or ambulance needs an unobstructed road width of at least 14 feet, the city said in a news release. Laguna’s narrow, steep and curved streets create challenges for firefighters who, in some cases, must park hundreds of feet away from a fire and haul hoses and other equipment to the scene, officials have said.

Some street segments would allow no parking while others would continue to have parking on one or both sides of the street depending on its width, the release said. Any parking restrictions already in place would remain.


Targeted streets include Corona Way, Duarte Way, Encina Way, Fontana Way, Hermosa Way, Iris Way, Juanita Way, Kilo Way, Lomita Way, Nido Way, Pala Way, Queda Way, Avenue W and San Clemente Street, according to a June city staff report.

City staff and the committee will brief the City Council on input received from the workshop.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center, 380 Third St.



Bryce Alderton,

Twitter: @AldertonBryce