Friday, September 23, 2011

Concilmember Paul Koretz's CD-5 E-Newsletter: Obama to visit LA Monday/Tuesday - TRAFFIC ADVISORY

SPECIAL EDITION: Hi 5 Newsletter - September 23, 2011

President Obama Traffic Advisory

President Obama is coming back to west Los Angeles. While City agencies and the County Sheriff’s Department are working with security for the White House to minimize traffic disruptions, TRAFFIC MAY BE SEVERLY AFFECTED. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE.

We don’t have a lot of exact traffic information. We understand from news accounts that the President will be at two events on Monday, September 26 -- the House of Blues in late afternoon (with Sunset Boulevard particularly affected around 5:00 pm) and later that evening at the Fig and Olive restaurant near La Cienega and Melrose Place. The President then will travel through Beverly Hills and West LA Tuesday morning, September 27, before heading out from Los Angeles.

We have been informed that La Cienega will be closed entirely from roughly 7:15 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday evening, and that streets otherwise will be closed on a rolling basis as necessary to ensure safe travel for the President.

Again, while we do not have precise traffic information, officials have warned that west side traffic in the area may be severely affected. If at all possible, we urge you to avoid the area entirely.

While I very much appreciate the President’s visit, I apologize in advance for the inconvenience it will cause.