LMU Parking Fee Creates Havoc for Local Residents

WESTCHESTER, Calif. (KTLA) — A new fee for campus parking at Loyola Marymount University was causing an uproar in Westchester.

The new $670 annual fee has forced many students to park in residential areas, which neighbors said was creating congestion.

“People are parking into the driveways and people can’t get out of their driveways,” said Cyndi Hench, president of the neighborhood council.

LMU imposed the fee to build a revenue stream to pay for a new parking structure, which may alleviate the problem on local streets, university spokeswoman Kathleen Flanagan said.

“We understand the frustration, but we do believe that permit parking would help the situation,” she said.

But residents still aren’t convinced.

“It’s difficult to get to the house because I have to find a parking spot,” resident Emily Ingistov said.

The new parking structure was expected to be finished in two years, according to university officials.

 

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