Obama day downtown

From now until November, expect the presidential candidates to be a giant pain in L.A.'s butt. Motorcades shutting down entire freeways, etc. For Barack Obama's appearance Tuesday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, here's the warning being sent around the county Hall of Administration.

This is to provide you with Civic Center traffic information regarding Senator Barack Obama’s visit on Tuesday, June 24th to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (DCP). Senator Obama is scheduled to arrive at the DCP at approximately 4:00 pm for a dinner and speech. The entire event is scheduled to end at 9:00 pm. At approximately 2:00 pm the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will begin posting traffic officers at the intersections around the Music Center. They will then close one lane of north bound Hope Street from First Street to Temple Street. The LADOT will also post “no parking from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm” signs along Grand Avenue. LADOT is not planning to close any streets for this event at this time. However, the onsite traffic engineer may make the determination to close a street if necessary.

County police will have the regularly scheduled police officer (4:30 pm) at the exit to lot 18 on Grand Avenue to assist vehicles exiting. Additionally, extra police personnel will be assigned at the exits and entrances to Parking Lot 18 to assist vehicles entering and exiting onto Grand Avenue and Hill Street. We are expecting 200 to 300 additional vehicles entering into the Music Center lot on Grand Avenue for the visit and additional vehicles for an event at the Mark Taper Forum. There is also a Dodger game scheduled for that night. This may create a lot of traffic congestion in the area so please expect delays for vehicles exiting lot 18.

Please let me know if you require any additional information.

Jesse Rodriguez, Building Manager
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration

Have fun.

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