The war to keep tourists wishing to see the Hollywood Sign away from residential neighborhoods continues.
A note that read "Tourists Go Away" showed up recently in a dirt section at the top of Mulholland Highway in Hollywoodland, reported Curbed LA.
The spot is one of the many places in Hollywood that residents are trying to lure tourists away from, as congestion and car accidents have become a neighborhood hazard.
In March, reported that the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council sent a letter to the city asking that it install three signs leading tourists to Lake Hollywood Park. Many residents came to that March 21 council meeting to voice their opinion on the divisive issue, and the council passed the motion to request that signs be installed at three intersections as a temporary solution. The signs would be installed on Deronda Drive and Ledgewood Drive, Heather Drive and Ledgewood Drive and at Ledgewood Drive and Mulholland Drive. City Councilman Tom LaBonge had said that the first step would be changing the GPS that leads tourists to narrow residential streets to view the Hollywood Sign.
“You have to direct people, or they will find their way,” LaBonge told the neighborhood council and residents at the meeting.
Currently, LaBonge's office is working with several neighborhood groups and agencies, including the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the LAPD, to resolve the issue and "determine the best course of action," said Todd Leitz, the councilman's communications deputy.
"Our office is working with Hollywood United on a number of issues surrounding the Hollywood Sign, including their request to install the signs leading to Lake Hollywood Park," said Leitz. "The councilman supports finding a safe solution to direct visitors to a view of the Hollywood Sign without unduly impacting the residents of those neighborhoods. He believes Lake Hollywood Park offers the best option to do that."
Hollywood Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.