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Dear LAist, '2 Hour Parking, 8 AM to 6 PM' Signs Don't Match Meter Hours, What Do I Do?

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A sign and a nearby parking meter on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks

For years us Angelenos have been trained when the clock strikes six, we're free from parking tix. But now that the city standard for enforceable parking times has been pushed back later into the day, our human habit ways are out of whack.

Last night in Sherman Oaks, a cursory street poll found that people didn't pay at meters enforced until 8 p.m. with signs above saying "2 Hour Parking, 8 AM to 6 PM."

"I thought we didn't have to pay after 6 p.m.?" one bemused woman questioned. She pointed to the sign noting the "8 AM to 6 PM" text. Then I pointed the meter text out. "Ohhhhhhh. I'm glad I didn't get a ticket," she said relieved.