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L.A.´s Over-the-Top
Parking Tickets Spark Revolt

L.A. Weekly, by Dennis Romero

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Posted By:Judy W., 12/27/2013 6:53:50 AM

If you´ve lived in a L.A. for even a short stretch of time you know there´s a hidden but brutal tax in this city. See also: Jay Beeber: Folk Hero Stops L.A.´s Red Light Cameras. It´s called the parking ticket. Opponents of the tax scheme say L.A. generates $300 million a year in parking revenue, $150 million of that from tickets. A new revolt called the Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative cropped up late this year and promises to shake up City Hall in 2014 over the issue: As parking fines have jumped to $61 in six years and the city´s take has increased

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I like local revolts. They make people think they should have more say in their government at all levels.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 12/27/2013 7:46:16 AM     (No. 9669241)

Any pursuit of Illegal immigrant´s tickets?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Catherine, 12/27/2013 8:21:56 AM     (No. 9669290)

It won´t matter what people in California vote for. A liberal judge will negate the vote if it didn´t go the way those in power want it to.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/27/2013 9:31:08 AM     (No. 9669369)

No doubt government needs to be brought to its knees. One way to do that is to adhere strictly to the parking rules, as they currently stand, whether you like them or not, thus cutting off the 300 million.

Important people, of course, could be exempted from the fines altogether. I´m thinking of the Hollywood elite and the big shots here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mkoomie, 12/27/2013 10:20:03 AM     (No. 9669457)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/27/2013 10:42:36 AM     (No. 9669509)

Welcome to Chicago west...steal steal steal...what part of criminal politicians don´t you morons understand? YOU voted for them!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/27/2013 10:50:13 AM     (No. 9669530)

This is how liberal communist steal money.
They can´t raise taxes at the ballot box so they raise parking ticket fees, access property upwards, raise license renewal fees and tax a cars weight.There are plenty of ways to take your money without you knowing or feeling it.
It´s what communist do and L.A. and Californians deserve their government they vote into power.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 12/27/2013 10:57:42 AM     (No. 9669543)

From what I´ve read there´s also a big issue re: fines for jaywalking...

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