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Hollywood Could Be First for New Valet Regulation

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday votes unanimously to approve a new ordinance that will regulate valet parking operators.

Valet parking operators in Hollywood might face some new rules beginning next spring, according to a Curbed L.A. report.

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a new ordinance that will regulate valet parking operators. The new rules, which are subject to a second vote, will likely hit Hollywood first, and then be phased in throughout the city, Curbed L.A. reported.

The ordinance will require operators to obtain a permit, carry liability insurance, provide proof of off-street spaces for parking cars and ensure that valet workers have valid California driver's licenses, according to the Los Angeles Times. The operators would also have to get permission in order to use public streets for parking.

The city would also charge permit fees for the valet companies. The amount has tentatively been set at $329 for initial permits and $155 a year, with companies also required to cover separate permitting fees for their employees, the Daily News reports.

The ordinance, three years in the making, is based, in part, on existing regulations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, according to the Times.

The final vote on the ordinance is expected early next year.

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