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The City Of LA Is Switching Street Sweeping To Every OTHER Week, Starting March 1

A street sweeping parking ticket. Ticketing resumed in Los Angeles on October 15. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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The city of L.A. is switching its weekly street sweeping of neighborhoods to every other week, starting March 1.

Why? The city attributes the change to the pandemic-related staff reductions.

The good news? If you live on a street with alternate-side parking rules to allow for street sweeping, this means less rushing out to move your car or getting slapped with annoying tickets.

The bad news? This will likely confuse a lot of people.

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If you aren't good with calendars/alarms/reminders – or whatever you use to remind yourself to move the car every week – Streets L.A., which oversees street sweeping, now has an app and email reminder system for that.

It's called My311App. Just enter your email and street address and you should receive a notification 24 hours ahead of the sweeper.

You can also find a map of street sweeping dates and times at and sign up for email notifications for move-your-car reminders.

Fun fact: According to Streets L.A., the City of Angels has more than 4,700 curb miles of streets to sweep.

There was a period of time at the beginning of the pandemic when street sweeping tickets were paused, due to the stay-at-home order, but the city began ticketing again for parking violations in October.


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