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Will L.A. Parking Ticket Fines Increase Again?

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Stock up on quarters. Not all L.A. parking meters are credit-card equipped, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is seeking to add another $10 onto parking ticket fines.

The proposed increase to a number of garden variety parking tickets, from expired meters to street sweeping violations, would collect an additional $40 million per year against the city's deficit, according to the Los Angeles Times.

If City Council approves, street sweeping tickets will go up to $78 in the city, almost twice the amount fined in other parts of L.A. County. It will be the sixth increase on parking violations in the last seven years.