Los Angeles is heading towards one other collision over its 30-year-old seashore curfew that might determine who guidelines town’s segments of the shoreline after darkish.
In a court docket settlement, town agreed to go earlier than the California Coastal Commission to defend its midnight-to-5 a.m. closure of 11 miles of shoreline inside its limits from Pacific Palisades to San Pedro, attorneys mentioned Friday.
L.A. adopted its curfew in 1988 to deter late-night crime, with out in search of fee approval. Closures unfold by way of Southern California as gang violence swirled within the early 1990s.
Other jurisdictions relaxed their bans or sought the state company’s blessing. L.A. stood agency in opposition to sporadic challenges from the fee, which in 2014 requested town to present “credible evidence” of a present security risk to proceed barring the general public in a single day from seashores, piers and oceanfront parks.
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