Los Angeles City Council Considers Resuming Parking Enforcement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The relaxed parking enforcement measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are scheduled to expire Thursday, and the Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on new schedule related to them.

If the schedule is approved, Los Angeles would resume parking enforcement and impounds when applicable on Thursday for street cleaning, abandoned vehicles, oversize and overnight restrictions, peak-hour and anti-gridlock zones, and expired registration.

On Oct. 15, the city would resume enforcement of expired preferential parking district permits and suspend imposing new citation late penalties until Oct. 22.

The plan would also delay the proposed Jan. 20 date for resuming impounds of oversized vehicles that the violate the city's Oversize Vehicle Ordinance and to have the Los Angeles Department of Transportation report to the City Council in 30 to 60 days with a plan for the next steps.

Mayor Eric Garcetti extended relaxed parking enforcement across Los Angeles in August to make it easier for Angelenos to stay home whenever possible without being concerned about getting a ticket.

According to the LADOT, last fiscal year, prior to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the department projected parking citation revenue to reach about $135 million annually or an average of $11.25 million per month.

But for this fiscal year, if conditions remain the same with reduced parking enforcement and officers are deployed, LADOT estimates parking citation revenue will be between $55 million and $60 million, or $4.5 million to $5 million per month.

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