DOWNEY -- Frustrated by overflow parking from nearby apartment complexes clogging their streets, residents of Shellyfield Road convinced the City Council this week to create a preferential parking district, prohibiting early morning parking except for residents that live on the street.
The district makes it illegal to park on Shellyfield, between Cecilia and Muller streets just north of Stonewood Center, between 2-6 a.m. except for vehicles displaying a parking permit. To obtain a parking permit, the vehicle owner must reside on Shellyfield.
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Shellyfield residents complained that residents of nearby apartment complexes routinely parked on their street.
The practice is not only annoying, they said, but also dangerous, as the cars make it difficult to turn onto Cecilia Street.
According to a survey turned in to the city, 33 of 36 households on the street approved the parking restrictions.