Have you received a $73 street sweeping ticket any time after December 1, 2013? If yes, you may be eligible for a refund from the City of Los Angeles.
A recent CBS2 investigation uncovered Los Angeles parking officers giving out parking tickets on street sweeping days when the street sweeper never actually showed up. Later, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed this finding. He promised to have the Los Angeles Department of Transportation dismiss and refund these bogus parking tickets.
As of December 1, 2013, the City of Los Angeles Department of Sanitation launched a new website. This is to publish the stretches of Los Angeles streets where scheduled street sweeping had been canceled. These streets were parking zones. The website was there to inform residents that they were free to leave their cars parked in those areas designated as relaxed parking zones. In contrast to the posted signs.
The idea was that the Department of Sanitation would also inform the Department of Transportation so that parking enforcement officers would not issue parking citations in these areas. However, the delay in communication between the two departments led to the issuance of bogus citations by the Department of Transportation parking enforcement service. This type of miscommunication and bureaucratic delay is common between large departments of metropolitan areas and major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego.
Although Mayor Garcetti has personally addressed this issue. And initiated an investigation into this particular matter, consumers and residents often become victims of such bureaucracy by various agencies. Often, they are not even aware of it.
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