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More Central Library Parking Is Needed

First published in the Aug. 27 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

Jim Kussman’s letters are always straightforward; what you see is what you get! Mark Langill’s specials to the Glendale News-Press are always pretty good as well especially if it’s about legendary broadcaster, Vin Scully!
And then there are my own letters, i.e., the proposed dog park, and the one entitled: “Central Library Needs More Parking Options” (July 30, 2022). I’ll devote the rest of this letter to what’s wrong with the parking structure at Harvard Street and Artsakh Avenue.
First of all, there are three signalized intersections (one on Louise Street) — bad in the summer heat and bad when it’s raining. Then too, the headlights are always on, especially when exiting the parking structure. Then again, the parking arms work on every single car that enters that multi-story dungeon of a place!
The last part is that it’s far too noisy — horns are honking all of the time. That’s because the Central Library is secondary to its mission of “commercialization.” That is to say, the parking structure has other drivers who enter the premises for commercial purposes. There’s a Home Goods that takes up half the sidewalk on Artsakh Avenue, for example.
Thus, the Central Library needs all the parking spaces that it can get — even the one hour’s worth of free parking adjoining the Armenian American Museum (currently under construction), and the 30 minutes’ worth of free parking — all day long for disabled drivers with a placard to park their cars wherever they like!

Harvey Pearson
Los Feliz

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