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Is This Your City, LA? If So, Demand Better and Smarter Parking Meters

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This blog talks a lot about riding the busses and subways and being Green, but some of us drive and aren't ashamed. Further, Los Angeles loves its car culture and it's fine time that we take pride in who we REALLY are.

As we drive our cars proudly, there comes the times when we have to park them. Last week I was shocked and amused when the writer of the busblog clued LAist readers in on the cheapest valet in Chinatown, so I will pick up the baton and implore you to write your local officials about an issue whose time has come, the modern Parking Meter.

Who among us enjoys getting parking tickets? And who out there thinks that parking tickets disuade people from parking like imbeciles? Therefore, we should require our elected officials to begin ushering out old and broken parking meters with 21st Century user-friendly meters that will send out an SMS text message when your time is about to expire.

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Don't we all want to know when our time is about to expire?