City Attorney Good Neighbor Laws

The following comes from a brochure provided by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and offers the following “Tips on Keeping Los Angeles Livable”:


BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use (800) 996-2489:
Posting yard sale and other signs is not permitted on public property. (LAMC 28.04(a))

Property owners and renters are responsible for keeping the sidewalk in front of their house or business free of trash and debris (LAMC 41.46)

Trash containers can be put out no earlier than 6 PM before collection and must be removed by 8 PM afterwards. (LAMC 66.27

It is illegal to dump garbage of any kind on any street. (LAMC 66.27)




Construction in residential areas is limited to the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM during the week and 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays. It is banned on Sundays and national holidays. (LAMC 41.40)

Loud Noises from any musical instrument, stereo or other amplified device is prohibited if it interferes with someone’s peace and quiet. No sound should be audible more than 150 feet away from the boundary where it is being played. (LAMC 112.01(a)(b))

Car Alarms must become automatically silenced within five minutes. (LAMC 114.06)

Leaf Blowers may not be used before 7 AM. (LAMC 112.04)


It is a misdemeanor to use, sell, possess, or discharge fireworks in the City of Los Angeles. (LAMC 57.5608.1.2)


Home Car Repair must be done in a building or area that is hidden by a wall or fence. (LAMC 12.21A1(a), 12.21A8(a)) DEPT. OF BUILDING & SAFETY (888) 524-2845

Inoperable Cars must be garaged or somewhere hidden, not in a driveway or on the street. (LAMC 12.21A8(b)) DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION, Abandoned Vehicles (800) 222-6366

Except for emergency vehicles, parking is never allowed in alleys. (Vehicle Code 22951) DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION,Parking Enforcement (213) 485-4184


Items  such as indoor furniture, plumbing fixtures, construction and car parts can not be stored in the yard. (LAMC 12.21A(a), 12.08A, 12.21C1(g)  DEPT. OF STREET SERVICES, Lot Cleaning (800) 996-2489


Sanitation laws require dog owners to clean up after their dogs
immediately. (LAMC 53.49)

A maximum of five 2-day yard sales are allowed per year. Sale items must be used only, no new merchandise. Sales are not allowed on the sidewalks or streets. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM only. (LAMC 12.03)  CITY CLERK, OFFICE OF FINANCE (213) 626-9271



Houses must be painted, maintained and in good repair, including wood siding, porch flooring, steps and railings, windows, screens, roofs and exteriors. (LAMC 91.8104.1).

Properties must also be free of trash, debris and overgrown vegetation. (LAMC 91.8104)





For non-emergency services and citywide toll-free number for information dial 3-1-1


Free Westwood Library Concert

Cellos will be center stage as 8 Brazilian Cellists perform at Westwood Library Concert. Join us for the first concert in the 2018 Season of our popular FREE Concert Series @ Westwood Library. We’ll be upstairs in the library on a Sunday afternoon when the library is not open for regular business.

We’re fortunate to be able to welcome 8 BRAZILIAN CELLISTS for this fabulous concert of catchy, rhythmic Latin American music. Don’t miss it!

2:30 PM
1246 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1739

Admission is FREE, with FREE parking at the library. Library garage and doors open at 2:00 p.m. Concerts last approximately one hour, with no intermission.
After the concert, meet the musicians and enjoy a complimentary reception hosted by Westwood restaurant MAHARAJA CUISINE OF INDIA and the Friends of Westwood Library.

Funding for this Concert is generously provided by:
Friends of Westwood Library
Westwood Homeowners Association
Westwood Village Rotary Club
Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association
Los Angeles Musical Salon
Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz, Fifth Council District

You can download the flyer at

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:30 PM @ Westwood Library – Special Children’s Concert of Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf.”


Elected Officials at WHPOA Annual Meeting

Our Councilmember Paul Koretz and our Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas are guest speakers at the WHPOA Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday November 1, 2016, at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd. (next to the iPic Theater).  Also appearing is our wonderful Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Chris Ragsdale.  Come at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and munchies.  The agenda starts at 7 p.m. with election of Board members.  Our annual meeting is always a great opportunity to meet our elected officials and greet old and new friends.

Thanks to our sponsors Larry Young, Larry Young Westside, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services; Carole Schiffer, Caldwell Banker; Nancy Eisenstadt, Parners Trust; Whole Foods Westwood, and The Corner Bakery Cafe.

Waterwise plants at UCLA

Soon after our WHPOA Board discussion of the DWP’s offer to compensate homeowners who replace turf with water-saving plants, I noticed that UCLA is re-landscaping the area near the Law School and Murphy Hall with lots of really terrific looking drought tolerant plants. These campus plants would also grow well in our gardens, so I asked for the plant list, which UCLA’s Office of Sustainability was happy to provide along with the information that the campus has pledged to replace 73,000 square feet of ornamental turf as part of its response to the Mayor’s call for a sustainable Los Angeles.

The plants currently being installed near the Law School include Lantana Montevidensis; Leymus “Canyon Prince”; Dietes Butcheriana; Dietes Grandiflora; Westringia “Blue Gem”; Lomandra “Katies Bells”; Callistemon “Lil Better”; Olea Europea “Little Ollie.” The campus has other interesting drought-tolerant plantings, including sedges and meadow grasses at Stein Plaza and meadow grasses opposite Parking Structure 2.

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