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Do you believe houses of worship should be allowed preferential street parking?

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Sandy Stivers Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 09:05 PM

No. I used to attend a church that had virtually no parking and had a huge congregation that had to park on residential streets. It would never have occurred to me if there had been restricted parking to go to the city council and attempt to change the residents' parking restrictions for the few hours a month I attended church. It's unreasonable.


James Province Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 02:37 PM

Houses of worship should be modeling good neighbor behavior and provide at least some level of parking for it's congregants and not treat surrounding neighborhoods as their private parking lot. There is only one church in CC that relies solely on street parking. (Grace Lutheran Church). It amazes me that this church expects it's neighbors to absorb whatever parking and traffic intrusion increases it creates. There are multiple parking options that do not necessitate imposing on it's neighbors. I was once inclined to support them, but they have created a lot of ill will.


Ronald Davis Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 10:49 AM

No. Especially NO when the neighborhood is already burdened with school activities day and night and when other options are available to church members. And especially NO when the church in question makes no "good faith" effort to address the problem (if a problem exists). Church services and non-church meetings and such should not pose an unfair parking burden on the church's neighbors simply to avoid a minor inconvenience for church members.


John Heyl Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 09:46 AM

Your poll question is vague. Should houses of worship have access to Residential Preferential Street Parking? My opinion is not if they sought a zoning variance to allow them to build without the 40 off-street parking stalls normally required of such a place of assembly -- especially NOT if there are actual parking lots within close walking distance that are EMPTY on weekends.


Paulette Greenberg Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 08:53 AM

Absolutely not. As members of a neighborhood, a religious institution should be sensitive to the impact its cars have on their residential or commercial neighbors. First of all, they should have their own parking, however, if they do not,it is their responsibility to arrange for offsite non-residential and/or non-commercial parking like Agape Church does near Corporate Pointe. To do otherwise, is an unreasonable, immoral burden on its neighbors and is not exceptable in a civilized society.


Les Greenberg Says:

Tue, Sep 16 2014 06:09 AM

It is my understanding that the US Constitution calls for a separation of religion (whatever kind) and government. It would take governmental action to support religion by providing preferential parking for a house of worship. Thus, I vote, "No."


Jim MacDonald Says:

Mon, Sep 15 2014 11:25 PM

The church currently has other options and refuses to use them. They can use the school parking lot at 400 steps (16 tenths of a mile) or the LA Goal/Adult school parking lot @ 300 steps (12 tenths of a mile). Until they have exhausted this areas, they have no claim. They claim to have a problem 7 days a week, but in reality, Saturday and Sunday are open to anyone parking. It is the commercial side where they want parking, not the Church side.


Michael Stivers Says:

Mon, Sep 15 2014 08:43 PM

No, houses of worship should provide their own parking. Residents of nearby streets should not be expected to subsidize parking for a house of worship.


Andrew Leist Says:

Sun, Sep 14 2014 04:08 PM

Yes, houses of worship should be allowed preferential street parking. For example, if there are parking restrictions in a particular area, then residents are entitled to a certain number of parking passes. Houses of worship are important members of our community, and should be afforded the same rights and courtesy as residents.


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