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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Parking Meters Still Fail in LA



Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's called the "Chicago Effect" -- increased meter rates result in more meters failing (or just plain disappearing if you have chain saw capability).

One of the reasons the City of Los Angeles is unlikely to attract any privitization in this area would be the large amount of operating capital necessary to takeover providing and maintaining a system of meters in the very large city of ours.

October 20, 2009 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Gold in the Gutter!"

Bill Rosendahl, when not declaring that he "just happens to be gay."

October 20, 2009 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You must be kidding. Is anything in L.A. works? Please enlighten us.

October 20, 2009 9:53 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

If it were only the parking meters that were failing, we'd be in good shape. Too bad though, at those steep parking ticket rates, one would think they could at least fix the meters. - But they can afford those brand new cars for the meter maids! - Go figure.

October 20, 2009 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It su-UCKS!

October 21, 2009 1:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here in Eagle Rock on Colorado Blvd., there apparently are lots of failed meters, intentionally jammed, and the word is that DOT is going to put up some pay centers that are computerized.

The physical attacks just bring on a retributive city response for motorists to add to the woes.

More meters are being planned for installation further along Eagle Rock Blvd., lest there be any opportunity missed for people to park for free or at a reasonable rate in their own community.

If City government was more responsive and avenues of redress were opened, changing the rates to downtown levels (and downtown levels to hotel parking rates) would have been addressed by procedural means.

Oh, yeah, and maybe if the Council set up their actions in plain English instead of code words, actual and effective NOTICE of impending actions might have been effected. No one really knew except for real insiders and then last Christmas season the changes began. Happy Holidays to all from the City Council.

The CMs are looking for more cash cows for the failing farm and parking meters (and the biggie, parking tickets) fit the bill.

Mayor Tony lies- what else is new? His July swearing in speech promised he'd be bringing in business to L.A. I think he meant the kind of business that his friends and special interests, happen to prefer. All others? Suffer.

Expecting real steps toward a more "business-friendly" Los Angeles was total B.S (again) and Tony and the CMs are out of touch.

Recall that observation, Villaraigosa's boasting on a YouTube clip as he opened his Valley campaign HQ last year- "We got a tax passed IN A RECESSION. That's UNHEARD of." Creating another economic burden for people in tight times is his idea of success. It was a most-revealing statement. He referred to Prop. S, the telephone tax that was on its way out until repackaged by lies as a "10 percent discount" instead of the truth, a NEW 9% tax to replace the doomed and illegal 10% tax. (I might be wrong on identifying the exact measure since so many boondoggles were added by voter approval- the point is the same.)

We lose every time. Time to line up new CM candidates for responsiveness to people.

In CD-14

October 21, 2009 7:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In CD-14
"Time to line up new CM candidates for responsiveness to people. "

Is there anyone who is honest, who wants the job and will not be beholding to the supporters exclusively? If you know that person, male or female, without baggage; let us know so we can start working to replacing the CD's (1 and 14) and the Mayor now.

October 21, 2009 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bill Rosendahl killed Pico-Olympic because the usual suit-happy Just Say No crowd told him it would hurt small business by limiting on-street parking an extra hour a day. THEN he comes up with a "gold in the gutter Brainstorm" to quadruple their rates at ALL times. Guess which is killing the businesses?

October 21, 2009 3:49 PM  

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