The California Public Utilities Commission will hold community meetings next week on a proposal to begin using the 213 area code in areas such as West Hollywood currently served by the 323 area code, which is running out of phone numbers.
According to the commission, the 323 area code is on pace to run out of numbers by March 2018. The CPUC hopes to begin using the 213 area code in the area by November 2017.
According to the commission, the 323 area code serves a large portion of the City of Los Angeles, along with the cities of Alhambra, Bell, Bell Gardens, Beverly Hills, Commerce, Cudahy, Glendale, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, South Gate, South Pasadena, Vernon and West Hollywood. West Hollywood also is served by the 310 area code. The 213 area code primarily covers the downtown Los Angeles area.
The CPUC will hold public meetings on the proposal at:
— 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the South Gate City Council Chamber, 8650
— 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Junipero Serra State Building,
Carmel Room, 320 W. Fourth St., Los Angeles;
— 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the South Pasadena City Council Chamber, 1414
— 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1115 El Centro
— 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Memorial Branch Library, 4625 W. Olympic
Blvd., Los Angeles.
Public comments also can be submitted by mail or online or by email to email@example.com.