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Report: #1498723

Complaint Review: L.A. DOT Parking Enforcement Bureau - Los Angeles CA

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  • Reported By: Susan — Los Angeles CA United States
  • L.A. DOT Parking Enforcement Bureau Los Angeles, CA United States

L.A. DOT Parking Enforcement Bureau Illegal parking tickets Los Angeles CA

*Consumer Comment: So?

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Last Monday, August 3, I received two illegal tickets and the next door neighbor one ticket for our parking on a legal easement and the ticket claimed we were parked on a parkway which clearly shows this is not a parkway. This was the first day that L.A. traffic cops went out to start writing tickets after this activity was put on hiatus due to the pandemic.

I have been parking in this designated spot from my landlord for over five years and both homeowners have owned these properties for many years and have never had any traffic cops write tickets in this area. I reached out to a station in North Hollywood, spoke to an officer who passed my information to a Sargent, and I got the same old canned response. In fact this Sargent couldn’t even have the decency to call me, he just passed the canned response back to the officer! The facts are that one of my cars has been undriveable since December due to Nissan's criminal practices and the other one is a loaner.

I do not have the money to pay these illegal tickets (and furthermore I should not have to pay any illegal tickets as is the canned remedy from the parking enforcement bureau), and I have sent a letter to Devon Farfan, the chief of the L.A. Parking Enforcement Bureau and Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. DOT with a deadline to comply and reverse these illegal tickets. They shouldn't even be a contest type ticket, as they are illegal tickets. The biggest issue with parking tickets in Los Angeles is that they make you pay the ticket and then try and adjudicate (contest) it. And when it comes to a blatent illegal ticket, this tactic is just wrong and egregious.

SLAPEC believes that a number of parking enforcement officers are committing criminal fraud by writing citations where they know that no violation has occurred. They enter false information on citations to cars legally parked or often, cars not even present (mailed citations). SLAPEC urges all victims to not just contest the citation, but also file a complaint against the officer. Charge the officer with criminal fraud. Maybe we can weed out the worst of these criminals. We all have to do our part to free ourselves of these vermin.

SLAPCE does agree that the guilty should be punished. In the case of many parking citations, the innocent are being punished by the guilty while the guilty continue punishing more innocent people. This has to stop!

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Robert - (United States)

POSTED: Thursday, August 13, 2020

I have been parking in this designated spot from my landlord for over five years and both homeowners have owned these properties for many years and have never had any traffic cops write tickets in this area.
- Just because they never wrote tickets, doesn't mean it isn't a violation. It just means that you got away with it for 5 years.

It's possible your landlord gave you permission to park there, but it is also possible that the landlord was mistaken in the legality of parking there.

Perhaps you should read this article from the LA times.  It's a couple of years old but sounds very relevant..and legal.
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-parking-tickets-parkways-20170808-story.html

The other ironic thing is that you are basing most of your complaint on a single person who got a citation, decided to make a web site. But hasn't updated it for likely about a decade based on several pages on the site.

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