- Report: #945176
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Complaint Review: Los Angeles Parking Violation Bureau
Los Angeles Parking Violation BureauInternet United States of America
Los Angeles Parking Violation Bureau Incompetence or conspiracy to ripoff? Internet
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The meter was close to the signs showing the start of restricted parking zone (no parking from 6pm to 3 am?) which was further down the street. Upon my return, I found a parking ticket by officer Mendieta, serial No. 2724, beat 441, agency 54, as if my car was parked in another place showing instead of the meter No. a non-existing address (1517 Schrader blvd - the place with restricted parking is Money Mart at 1503 Schrader). I was upset for the ticket and sent email to PVB disputing its validity. Somebody sent me a confirming letter asking to do nothing and wait.
Then I received another letter stating that the ticket was valid and I had to pay! I chose appeal - to go to a hearing on June 16, 12, where I brought a bunch of pictures of signs and metered spots. The hearing officer (Ms. Judith Segall) was very nice and took all my photos, but the next day I received again the conclusion that the ticket was valid! My only recourse was to appeal to a judge of Superior Court in Downtown LA. Luckily, I'm retired and had time to do just this. I got another bunch of photos and papers necessary to open a case and received a court date at 09/19/12.
The judge was attentive and quickly understood the mistake of PVB, so that the ticket was dismissed. This took me several days of work to protect my $68! A friend of mine was not so lucky - she got last year a parking ticket in the mail for expired meter where she never even drove - forget about parking! But she had no time to fight it - she just paid. This all looks like a conspiracy to rob the citizens - that's what it is! It's so hard to struggle with corrupted bureaucracy!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/22/2012 01:15 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Los-Angeles-Parking-Violation-Bureau/internet/Los-Angeles-Parking-Violation-Bureau-Incompetence-or-conspiracy-to-ripoff-Internet-945176. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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