Hermosa Beach News

Longtime 14th Street Hermosa Beach surfers Tamara Lentz, Steve Smith, and Peter Williams surf almost every morning until 10 a.m.without paying the downtown parking meters. But this week the Hermosa City council voted to begin downtown parking meter enforcement at 8 a.m. and to increase rates to $2 per hour. To accommodate frequent morning visitors to the downtown, the council also voted to offer parking meter permits valid from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $180 annually. Photo by Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach ‘Early Bird” parking permit proposed as remedy for early enforcement

by Kevin Cody An “Early Bird” parking permit was approved on a three to two vote by the Hermosa Beach City Council at the Tuesday, March 28 council meeting. The permit will cost $180 annually, and allow free parking at downtown, and neighboring downtown parking meters from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily Currently, parking at these meters is free until 10 a.m.  The “Early Bird” permit was part of a motion by Councilmember Justin Massey to begin the meter…