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Los Angeles News

No More Ticketing At Broken Parking Meters
Posted by Melissa Simon on Aug 13, 2013 - 5:11:53 PM

LOS ANGELES—Govenor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law banning ticketing at broken parking meters on Monday, August 12 that will take effect on January 1, 2014.

 

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill, which passed the state senate in July, will prevent cities in California from citing drivers parked at broken meters for up to the maximum time permitted. The city council had recently reversed a policy of citing drivers, but had asked for a report in six months to determine if there was an increase in meter vandalism.

 

“The question of parking at a broken meter should not be up for review or reconsideration every six months, nor should motorists be subject to confusing ordinances as they drive from city to city,” said Gatto. “It’s time to end this unfair practice throughout California.”

 
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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

 

The bill was first introduced in January 2013 because of both popular and personal outrage at unfair parking laws. This measure will ensure broken meters in cities like Los Angeles will be fixed in a timely manner. The bill also guarantees that there will be spots available not only for drivers, but shop owners and small businesses as well, even when the meter is broken or not working properly.

 

“Taxpayers already pay for street maintenance, meter installation, and meter upkeep,” said Gatto. “Local governments should take responsibility and keep parking meters in good working order, not squeeze a double-penalty out of cash-strapped citizens.”

 

Gatto said it is wrong to make a motorist drive around aimlessly looking for a spot, as it is unhealthy for both the driver and the environment.

 

“And it’s just wrong to force a driver into an expensive lot when perfectly good spots are available on the street,” he said.

 

With the passage of Gatto’s bill, the city council will not be able to reinstate the broken parking meter policy after a 6-month review.

 

“It is always a good thing when L.A. and Sacramento race toward common sense, and I am very happy that in this case L.A. won, especially since the council action from a few weeks ago took effect immediately,” said councilman Mike Bonin.



 

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