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Free Parking! (Wait, There's a Catch)

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Parking just got a lot easier in Los Angeles -- well, for the people who own hybrid vehicles, at least. Starting today, the city of LA begins a pilot program allowing hybrid owners to park at all city meters free of charge. Parking enforcement officers have been trained to recognize the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly cars and not write tickets when their meters blink red. The catch is that even hybrids are still subject to time limits, so check the posted signs before leaving your Prius on Santa Monica Boulevard all afternoon.We can thank Mayor Hahn and Councilmember Eric Garcetti for this one. It's nice to know that while our Governor is tooling around in his Hummer, at least our local officials care about setting a good example.

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