Los Angeles Street Sweeping Scam
Los Angeles Street Sweeping Scam is what many are calling it. An investigation into the City of Los Angeles’s street cleaning double standard: failure to sweep streets on the designated days but strict enforcement of cars parked along them. The research revealed widespread governmental miscommunication — allowing the City to rake in millions of dollars every month — and oftentimes from batch, “sweeping” ticketings along streets that were never swept. L.A. Times >
Few things about life in L.A. cause readers to gripe more than traffic. So it’s no surprise that when the one thing thought to bring relief from road congestion (not driving) costs more in both money and stress, letter writers make their displeasure known.
In response to The Times’ article Tuesday reporting that a handful of L.A. neighborhoods get a disproportionate share of attention (and $73 tickets) from the city’s parking officers on street-sweeping days, readers wrote of their own frustration after finding those ubiquitous white envelopes on their windshields. Several accused City Hall of disingenuousness in its rigorous enforcement of street-sweeping restrictions, but a few said drivers have only themselves to blame.
THEY HAVE PROMISED TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM BUT TO DATE HAVE DONE LITTLE OTHER THAN RAISE THE COST OF THE FINES.