The school already has 30% more parking than the law requires. Does every student really need their own parking spot on campus?? Shouldn’t the school be promoting carpooling and other environmentally responsible choices from its students?
Neither the Brohard & Associates expert report, nor the School’s own Traffic report, could prove a single school-related car was a nuisance to the nearby neighborhood, and assumed — but could not prove — that only 28 cars in the entire neighborhood were school-related. (Yet they say they need 750 spaces?!)
Until 2013 when this garage was proposed, the school argued time and again to the City (since 1992) that they have “ample” parking to meet their needs. Other LA schools in residential hillside communities have embraced carpooling and nearby shuttles during special events — LOWERING their carbon footprint. Harvard-Westlake should be a leader in environmental stewardship and work with the community to minimize its impact on the environment and nearby residences.