Monday, January 7, 2013

Gatto introduces bill to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken meters

Highlights from Daniel Siegal's article in the Glendale News-Press:

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced legislation on Monday that would prevent authorities from issuing tickets to California drivers who park at a broken or malfunctioning meter. 
“It’s just wrong for cities to ticket people who want to park at a meter that the city has failed to fix, or to force a motorist to drive around or park in a paid lot when a perfectly good spot on the street is available,” Gatto said in a statement... “It is the responsibility of local governments to maintain their meters and keep them in good working order,” Gatto said in his statement.  “The people should not have to pay for the government’s mistakes or inefficiencies, especially when the people already paid to install and maintain the meters in the first place."

-- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News

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You can read this entire article and more at the Glendale News Press by clicking 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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