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City Considering New Locations for More Parking Meters

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The city is looking into installing new parking meters that could potentially bring in $1 million in additional revenue to help fill the budget gap, but officials say they don’t have enough resources to do so. LADOT told councilmembers at last week’s Transit meeting the plan would not make any money in its first year because the meters would cost $1 million to install. Additionally, officials said the department is already 18 percent understaffed in maintenance technicians, making it harder to collect money and fix existing meters.Among the areas the being considered for new meters are the streets surrounding Cal State Northridge, Venice’s Abbott Kinney, Woodland Hills and Van Nuys, provided the city works with local communities and neighborhood councils. LADOT officials also said they’re looking into newer technology for meters that would include credit card and cell phone payments. The department is scheduled to report back to City Council in 90 days on the issue.