SHERMAN OAKS—On Thursday, October 15, Los Angeles County lifted the moratorium on parking enforcement laws, after months of encouraging residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

After the pandemic began earlier this year, moving vehicles to avoid street sweeping, overnight restrictions, peak-hour zones, among other parking laws, were not enforced, but are expected to resume.

If citizens are living inside of their cars, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation will not be impounding their vehicles. They are delaying the booting and impounding of “scofflaw vehicles,” until the beginning of 2021.

According to a September 17 report, the Department of Transportation discovered that massive amounts of trash and debris formed around vehicles, which had been moved for months, because of the lack of street sweeping.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation reported that their budget is $85.5 million under water, pointing to the relaxed parking enforcement laws as the major reason for this deficit. This parking enforcement moratorium officially began on March 16.