Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Broken meters may provide free parking

Highlights from Erin Donnelly's article in the UCLA Daily Bruin:

L.A. Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced a bill last week that would allow L.A. drivers to park at broken parking meters for free, according to a statement from the assemblyman released last week ... 
...If passed, Gatto’s bill would require city or county governments to follow Brown’s policy on parking meters.  “It’s just wrong for cities to ticket people who want to park at a meter that the city has failed to fix,” Gatto said in the press release... 
...Westwood Village already has limited parking and the loss of any available spots because of broken meters could hamper businesses in the area, said Steve Sann, chair of the Westwood Community Council.  “Anything that makes it more difficult for people to find parking is bad for business,” Sann said.

You can read the entire article and more at the University of California Daily Bruin HERE

Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the California State Assembly.  He represents the cities of Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, and portions of the Hollywood Hills and East Hollywood.  

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