The current situation (as evidenced by Steve Lopez’s recurring series on it) is unsustainable, and can’t continue. We needed to develop a long-term solution years ago, so that tourists would have a proper place to go. It is unfair to make Beachwood Canyon residents bear the crush of tourists that go there now that smart phones are directing to one spot. We need to support the tourism industry, but this is first and foremost a public safety issue.

The City needed (and needs) to establish a proper location with adequate parking and supervision for tourists to go. The short answer is that they won’t stop going to these residential neighborhoods until we give them a better option – and that was a huge mistake not to get started on that option earlier.

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