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LA City considers cheaper parking fines, meters




 A Municipal Transportation Agency parking control officer writes a parking ticket for an illegally parked car.
A Municipal Transportation Agency parking control officer writes a parking ticket for an illegally parked car.
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City Councilmember Mike Bonin introduced seven recommendations to help solve some of L.A.’s parking problems.

The proposals include updating L.A.’s five year parking plan, creating electronic inventory of all of the city’s parking assets, ensuring fair fines for first time parking offenders, expanding L.A.’s express park, improving commercial delivery systems, funding for parking improvements, as well as using technology to reduce street sweeping tickets.

The recommendations stem from mayor Garcetti’s recently released report on proposals for parking reform in Los Angeles.

The city has been criticized for improperly using parking fines to solve budget problems and generate revenue rather than improve parking. How will the city meet revenue targets if they reduce parking fines?  The motions will be heard by the City’s Transportation Committee.  What is your parking experience in Los Angeles? What do you think needs to be done to solve L.A.’s parking situation?

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Mike Bonin, Councilmember for district 11 which encompasses Brentwood, Del Rey, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West LA, and Westchester