Next week, President Obama is travelling west for a slate of political fundraisers in support of Congressional Democrats. The trip includes a 2-day stop in Los Angeles with fundraisers all over town – including a Tuesday morning gathering at the Hancock Park home of “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman and her husband Michael Skloff.
The $32,400 a seat Hancock Park roundtable was originally scheduled for September, but was cancelled due to the diplomatic crisis in Syria and the government shutdown.
There is potential for traffic issues in the area during the visit. While there is no way to confirm exact movements, listed below are pieces of information that have been provided thus far:
- The schedule indicates the President will likely arrive at LAX in the late afternoon on Monday, November 25, possibly resulting in traffic delays and rolling street closures throughout the west side beginning after 3 PM.
- On Monday, the President will attend a reception at 5 PM and then attend a dinner at a second location at 6:15 PM. While the exact addresses of these two events is not available, it is believed that they will be in the area of Beverly Hills and will impact Mulholland.
- On Tuesday, the President will reportedly attend a fundraiser in the morning at the private Hancock Park residence of Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff; he will make a later appearance in Glendale at DreamWorks Animation.
In the past the President has spent the night in Beverly Hills/Century City, so it is expected that the Tuesday schedule will impact traffic from Beverly Hills to Hancock Park to Glendale in the morning and then back to LAX later in the day.
As with all Presidential travel plans, details are not released to the public and are subject to change. Real-time information regarding traffic and street closures can be found at http://trafficinfo.lacity.org.
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Update – November 25 at 12am
According to KPCC-FM:
Between 8 and 10:45 a.m., some streets in the Hancock Park area will be barricaded at times, in the area bounded by Fairfax Avenue on the west, Beverly Boulevard to the north, Western Avenue to the east and Pico Boulevard to the south.