Support the LB businesses you see here:

White House pic
This house is well insured. Are you? Want presidential treatment on auto, home, business, health, boat, motorcycle insurance? Call Pollman's Insurance: 23 yrs. in business, 4th generation LB family. Info, click photo

Lovelace pic
Who is this guy, Bill Lovelace? Click on picture to find out.

Nino's Ristorante: A delicious treasure in Bixby Knolls.
Click here if you're hungry or for catering!
3853 Atlantic Ave.

The Enterlines
Bill & Karen Enterline are ELB realty experts. Click here for info on area property values.

Taz Adventures book
LB dog gets worldwide fame thanks to LB writer and internet. Read the Taz Adventures, click picture.

Your E-Mail
Click here

  • Neighborhood Groups/Meetings
  • How To Recall a LB Elected Official
  • Crime Data
  • City Council Agendas
  • Port of LB Agendas
  • E-Mail Your Councilmember
  • Council District Map
  • LB Parks, Rec & Marine
  • LB Schools
  • Sacramento
  • Washington
  • References & Archives
  • Lost, Found & Adoptable Pets


    Details & Documents Re City Hall Proposal To Use Part of Vets Stadium Parking Lot (Clark/Conant) For Airport Employee Parking & Rental Car Storage

    Planning Comm'n vote scheduled Jan. 16 could be appealed to City Council by those who participate in hearing in person or in writing

    (January 14, 2003) -- LB City Hall wants to use part of the Veterans Stadium Parking Lot (on Clark Ave. north of Conant St.) to accommodate daily parking from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. for airport and/or airline employees, airport car rental storage and valet parking, saying it "is not intended for parking use by the general public."

    The proposal (through the Dept. of Planning & Building) seeks roughly 500 parking spaces for what a city staff report calls "short term" use...although a city staff memo accompanying the request for a Conditional Use Permit (allowing the use subject to certain conditions) doesn't specify a fixed end date.

    The city staff memo, which posts on a link below along with the proposed use conditions, says that "with five car rental agencies operating at the airport, additional vehicle storage area is necessary at this time. This need may be mitigated or even eliminated with the future completion of an anticipated 4-5 story parking structure." Conditional use permits expire on their own in a year but could be renewed.

    The issue is scheduled to be heard by LB's Planning Commission (non-elected, Council approved) on January 16 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. Individuals who choose to be heard -- either in person at the hearing or by submitting written testimony in advance of the hearing (fax is accepted) -- have the right to appeal the Planning Commission's decision to the elected City Council. Those who don't take part in the Planning Commission proceedings in person or in writing can't file an appeal and can't be heard later unless someone else who was heard in person or in writing appeals to the City Council.

    The city staff memo states in pertinent part:

    The proposed project will fence off and utilize a 902'x 152'section of the existing Veterans Stadium Parking Lot. It will be in operation daily from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for airport and/or airport employees, as well as airport car rental storage and valet parking. It is not intended for parking use by the general public. The facility will be accessed by a rolling gate on Conant Street. The current facility is lighted, provided an 8'chain link fence along Clark Street and has good street tree coverage along Clark. Additional landscaping upgrading and replacement is being recommended along both Conant and Clark.

    The city staff memo indicates 175 Notices of Public Hearing were mailed on Dec. 30, 2002 to property owners within 300 feet and the local neighborhood watch group "and the elected representative of the 5th Council District [Councilwoman Jackie Kell] was notified."

    Support or opposition to the proposal can be voiced in person or in writing...including by fax. The Planning Commission's fax number is (562) 570-6068. Planning Commission staff asked that testimony in support or opposition be faxed as soon as possible before the hearing...and in no event after the hearing. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at LB City Hall (in the Council Chamber), 333 W. Ocean Blvd.

    In the public interest, posts the following documents in pdf form below:

  • City staff memo re proposed Airport parking at Veteran's Stadium (Clark/Conant)

  • Conditional Use Permit proposed conditions of approval.

  • Return To Front Page

    Copyright © 2003, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Third parties may cite portions as fair use if attributed to "" (print media) or "Long Beach Report dot com" (electronic media).