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StateScoop: L.A.'s newest data portal highlights where, when and why people get parking tickets

Posted on February 13, 2017

Designed to influence city policy, the new website provides a starting point for public discussion about an issue that's relatable to anyone who's ever parked in a bad spot.

By Jason Shueh


A data visualization from the new website illustrates the parking officers and administrators behind the tickets. (Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin) 

With an eye on improving parking and parking policies, Los Angeles launched a new website in January to track its more than 2.4 million parking fines issued each year.

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LA Times: 'We will resist.' L.A. elected officials and Muslim leaders decry Trump's travel ban

Posted on February 01, 2017

By Corina Knoll

Hedab Tarifi, chairwoman of the Islamic Center of Southern California, listens as Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell speaks at a news conference at the center. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, also spoke. (Christina House / For The Times)

Los Angeles city leaders passionately decried President Trump’s travel ban Wednesday during a gathering at the Islamic Center of Southern California and called upon residents to show solidarity with the local Muslim community. 

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KCRW: The effort to ban developer donations

Posted on January 17, 2017

Photo by Tim Ahem

There's a development boom underway in Los Angeles. Big commercial and residential projects are being built across the city. Not everyone is happy about this growth and Angelenos opposed to these projects argue that developers have too much clout in City Hall.

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KABC: LA’s Controller Seeking Ways to Ease Parking Ticket Misery

Posted on January 16, 2017

By Sandy Wells

The City of LA has been under fire from consumer advocates for its onerous parking fines. Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin says the fines are needed to keep fire lanes open and keep parking spaces circulating so people can visit their favorite businesses. Some have complained that the City should not be making a “profit” off of hapless motorists stung with these high-priced parking tickets. But, while Galperin admits there’s money left over after the city covers the $100 million expense of running the Parking Enforcement operation, that cash is needed elsewhere.

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LA Times: The only way to fix parking tickets is to make it easier not to get one

Posted on January 13, 2017

 By The Times Editorial Board

The second worst thing about driving in Los Angeles is parking in Los Angeles — and getting a ticket for it. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015, the city handed out nearly two and a half million tickets. A little more than a quarter of them were written for parking during street sweeping hours, the top violation. The next most frequent transgression was overstaying in a metered spot. 

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