A parking reform group tapped by the Mayor's office has released a series of recommendations. One suggestion is to start most parking tickets at $23 and gradually raise the fines on subsequently offenses within a year.
In addition, the proposal also calls for the city to embrace advanced technology -- smart parking meters, the ability for drivers feed meters with their smartphones -- to address parking issues.
The working group is made up of members from business groups, neighborhood councils, and members of Parking Freedom Initiative, which had vowed last year to put the $23 ticket proposal on the ballot.
Jay Beeber, co-chair of the Los Angeles Parking Reform Working Group and executive director of Safer Streets Los Angeles blog