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San Marino residents sue Huntington over traffic

May 11, 2009 |  7:45 am

Residents in San Marino have filed suit against their city and the Huntington Library, the latest move in a long-running battle over traffic at the Huntington. The residents claim the city is not enforcing rules designed to deal with neighborhood complaints about too many cares going into the famed attraction, according to the San Marino Tribune:

The neighborhood association also claimed it “has repeatedly requested that San Marino require the Huntington Library and Gardens to comply with mandatory conditions of its conditional use permit,” acknowledging that its members “value and appreciate the Huntington Library and Gardens as a great asset to the community, of undisputed aesthetic and cultural value. The environmental problems lie in access.” ... “While use of the Huntington has since increased by many hundreds of thousands of vehicle trips per year, many conditions are not being enforced,” the suit continues, “especially those protecting residents of Pasadena that reside near the Huntington’s Allen gate.”

Curbed L.A. has been following the controversy and adds some context.

--Shelby Grad