LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Councilman Tom LaBonge announced the completion on Thursday of the installation of 10,000 coin-and-credit-card parking meters throughout the city.

New Parking Meters Expected To Boost Revenues: KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Officials say the new meters — which are completely solar-powered — should bring more cash to the city and are likely to eventually eliminate all the old-fashioned models.

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Comments (3)
  1. Rick says:

    They fail to tell you thet RAISED the rates in most of L.A..
    Instead of bringing more cash to the city they are once again deep in our pockets!
    9.75 Sales tax, furloughs, State Workers getting minimum wage, outrageous parking fees. WHAT A CITY!!!!

  2. Alan Hart says:

    Does anybody but me feel offended when a city charges citizens to park on a street that the citizens paid for? Not only paid for but continue to maintain. Parking meters should be ruled unconstitutional as they are taking public land without paying for it. Also, if your car is broken into, shouldn’t the city be responsible since they are in a bailment situation?

  3. J Smith says:

    Downtown parking is at premium rates
    Music center, Cathedral area $18

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