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Street Sweepers Say Sayonara To Silver Lake, Tickets Do Not

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Question: If the street sweepers stop sweeping is it appropriate to continue to ticketing cars on street sweeping day? According to The Eastsider, the noisy street sweeper that typically gobbles up litter and debris on the 2600 block of Riverside Terrace near Allesandro Elementary School hasn't been seen or heard from in last six weeks.

Despite several calls and email attempts to reach the Bureau of Street Services and the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, neighbors still don't have an answer as to its whereabouts, or when/if it will return.

What they do know, however, is that the local gutters and storm drains are piled with garbage and trimmings and they suspect budget cuts and furloughs may be responsible. Despite sweepy's absence, parking enforcement officers continue to arrive promptly on Friday mornings issuing tickets and handing out citations to vehicles parked on there on "street sweeping day."