West Hollywood News
WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles City Council approved a new order to regulate valet parking operators three years after it was first introduced to the council. The set of rules will be implemented in spring of 2013. The decision was based on a unanimous vote. There is expected to be a second vote, which will likely target Hollywood first, then the rest of the city.
According to the list of requirements in the ordinance, operators must: obtain a permit, provide proof of off-street spaces for parking cars, make sure valet employees have a valid California driver’s license, get permission to use public streets for parking, and carry a liability insurance document. The new regulations were based on already existing guidelines in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood.
The prerequisites are not limited to this list. The city will charge permit fees for all valet companies in the city. The cost is estimated to be around $329 for obtaining a first time permit. There is also a $155 cost per year for companies required to cover the cost of separate fees for permits, which their employees should have. There will be a final vote on this particular ordinance, to be held early next year.
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