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Question, Answer: Parking on Street Sweeping Days?

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Gram Ponante, a writer who focuses on the adult entertainment industry, had a question yesterday, so he tweeted it: "If I've seen the street sweeper go past, is it then legal to park on those streets on sweep days?" We suspected the answer would be no, considering the organization it would take the city to make that actually work, and looked to the L.A. Department of Transportation for an answer. "Prohibited parking hours for street cleaning are enforced for the entire period of time posted," said Bruce Gillman, a LADOT spokesperson. "Since the times that City vehicles clean any particular street can vary widely, it is important to keep the parking lane free of vehicles for the posted periods of time. Please do not park vehicles during these restricted periods of time."

Although LADOT enforces the signs by writing tickets, it's the Bureau of Sanitation that determines times and days for street cleaning restrictions.