This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Union Wants 50 More Parking Enforcement Officers on the Street
Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
When thousands of city jobs were threatened earlier this year due to L.A.'s own budget crisis, the Coalition of L.A. City Unions decided to propose their own budget that would include job-saving measures. One of those ideas would take 50 sacked employees and put them to work on the streets as parking enforcement officers.
"More enforcement officers are needed to ensure that parking signs are being enforced throughout the city," said the union report, entitled A Strong Budget for Los Angeles. "The Bureau management believes that an additional 50 enforcement officers can be used to maximize the Bureau's effectiveness."
The report says those additional officers would bring in $11.7 million on top of the estimated $134 million brought in by some 2,614,500 parking tickets written this budget year. Last year, 2,784,351 citations generated $133.5 million and 2,806,712 brought in $127 million the previous year.
"These new enforcement officers could be drawn from the ranks of the existing workforce in positions that have been slated to be eliminated. Thus, no new salary costs would be added to the base budget," explained the report.
An analysis of the full budget proposal released last week noted that more time was needed to examine the parking officer proposal. Concerns revolved around why fewer citations were written last year when more officers were out on the streets and what added vehicles, gas usage, uniforms and other items meant for the budget.
The union budget also sought more expansion of parking meter times and days in addition to defining street sweeping areas.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.