This morning we posted this photograph of what appear to be another Academia Semillas del Pueblo attempt to circumvent rules (this time City of Los Angeles Parking Enforcement) that their neighbors live by daily. It seems that the Charter School created its own indigenous unloading/ pick up zone in front of its Huntington Drive campuses. Notice that the curb to the right of the cones is painted red (ie. no parking .... and no unloading or pick up).
But after complaints from neighbors, near collisions and follow up enforcement by LAPD and DOT Parking Enforcement, the school issued this memo to the parents of its students and the stop sign and cones disappeared. The memo clearly states that parents dropping off or picking up students, must park in a legally designated spot.
But almost a week after the memo went out to parents, we took these photos today of parents who still live in the virtual world of the past. The car photographed above stayed in the same location for five plus minutes in violation of the new rules outlined in the memo.
The white SUV in this photo braved a passing LAPD squad car to pick up its charges, once again in violation of the school's new parking policy. The issue of parking has been a major cause of the battle between Academia Semillas del Pueblo and the Hecho En Mexico eatery. We also notice during our brief observations today that an illegal street merchant was doing brisk business in front of the school without challenge from school staff. The corn on the stick must be a better option than the Costco Pizza these days.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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