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Proposal to cap most LA parking tickets at $23, part of slew of recommendations




 A parking enforcement officer gives a citation to a driver who stopped in the wrong place to pick up arriving travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 23, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
A parking enforcement officer gives a citation to a driver who stopped in the wrong place to pick up arriving travelers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 23, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
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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.

Guest:

Jay Beeber, co-chair of the Los Angeles Parking Reform Working Group and executive director of Safer Streets Los Angeles blog