At the Sept. 22 Pacific Palisades Community Council meeting, members and residents reiterated their opposition to a large group of who, for the last several years, frequently ride along Sunset Boulevard at night.
"At best what we're going to be able to do with the motorcycles is just manage them in a manner where they're lawful," said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Chris Ragsdale at the meeting.
Ragsdale also noted that the cyclists may be wearing helmets equipped with radios that allow them to alert each other of the whereabouts of police.
"As soon as one [motorcyclist] sees the police they get the message across to everybody," said Ragsdale. "That might be why ... the majority of the times that we see them, they are being lawful."
Council members and residents questioned the level of police presence on the corridor of Sunset Boulevard between Chautauqua Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
"We'll stop them if we have a violation," Ragsdale said. "I want to make it clear, we can't make them go away ... so they will continue this route."
The officer said the motorcycle group often congregates at the 76 gas station where Sunset meets PCH, and on Monday he counted approximately 25 riders.
Council members suggested advocating for local or state legislation banning large groups of motorcycle riders from traversing city streets in a large, fast-moving pack like the one in question.